Thatcher, Reagan Walk With Jackson Family for Down Syndrome Awareness

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CE Last Saturday afternoon the houses of Thatcher and Reagan walked for Down Syndrome awareness in support of Dr. Robert Jackson's four-year-old son, Wes. Jackson is the faculty advisor for Thatcher.

The King's community has participated in the annual Buddy Walk with the Jacksons since 2007. More than 30 students walked the mile through Central Park this year. Professors Dawn Fotopulos and Ethan Campbell also attended.

"This is by far the highest student participation we've seen," Jackson said. "Having more students attend definitely raises the excitement."

He hopes that participation will continue to increase as it has been over the past few years.

For the last 16 years, the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) has hosted the annual Buddy Walk to raise awareness all across the country. The walk raises millions of dollars each year for research and advocacy. This year they are hosting 300 walks across the nation.

The walk ended with free carnival games, music and snacks for the families. The King's group circled up to pizza and played frisbee.

The Buddy Walk is a great way to get involved every year to advocate for the Down Syndrome Society. Another cause to walk for soon is the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer on October 15th at the Hudson River’s Pier 84.

MiscMeredith Drukker