Thousands Walk For Down Syndrome In Tulsa

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 10:41 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- Thousands of Tulsans showed up to support people with down syndrome Sunday.

The Buddy Walk out at Union High School's track started here in Tulsa with just a few hundred people, Now, eight years later they set a record with more than 3,500 participants.

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month and families have a serious message to share.

"People don't realize that kids with down syndrome, young adults with down syndrome are so much more alike their typical peers than they're difference. And, that's the one thing we really like to stress from our walk," said Erin Paul, Buddy Walk.

Click here for more information on the Down Syndrome Association.