ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A few laps around a track with a buddy kicked off an event for Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Saturday morning, the National Down Syndrome Society's 5th annual Buddy Walk was held in Albany. Sherwood Christian Academy hosted the event.
More than 100 people came out to walk, play games, and donate.
Children and adults with Down syndrome were paired up to complete the walk.
Kayla Luckie, the organizer of the fundraising event, says it brightens their day to see people with down syndrome interact and spend the day together.
"Just because these kids and adults have down syndrome does not mean they are any different than us. They may do things differently, they may look a little differently but they're really just like the rest of us," said Luckie.
All of the donations and money raised was contributed towards people with Down syndrome and their families.