INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - The 16th annual Buddy Walk was held at White River State Park Saturday.
More than 5,000 people came out to the Sweet 16 walk to support Down Syndrome Indiana including 24-Hour News 8’s Eric Halvorson, who served as MC for the event.
The organization raises awareness and encourages the inclusion of people with Down Syndrome in our community.
The 2.5-mile walk along the canal raises money for the organization, but ultimately brings the city together for a great cause.
“Every year I stand up on stage and I am blown away, almost brought to tears at how many people come out in support of people with Down Syndrome in our community,” Executive Director of Down Syndrome Indiana Lisa Wells said. “It's incredibly inspiring and moving.”
Down Syndrome Indiana hoped to raise $220,000 Saturday.
WISH-TV and our Gr8 Health campaign were proud partners of Saturday’s walk.
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