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Walk For Down Syndrome Draws Hundreds

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RICHLAND, Wash--  It was a walk for a good cause on Saturday at Howard Amon Park.

Hundreds came out for the one mile trek to support Down Syndrome.  This is the second annual buddy walk run by the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia.
    

Last year over 700 people came out and the group raised over $40,000.  And this year, despite the overcast conditions and heavy winds, the group says even more came out in support.

"It exceeds all expectations and it says that people do realize and recognize that everybody has a unique ability and everybody can obtain a higher purpose in life," says Zelene Fowler, co-founder of the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia.

Event staff members say over 900 tee-shirts were sold when participants signed up. 

There are more than 350,000 people living with Down Syndrome in the U-S.

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