Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta Buddy Walk
In the United States there are over 400,000 people with Down Syndrome, and one out of every 691 children born here carry the extra chromosome that leads to the condition. It is perfectly possible for a child with Down Syndrome to live a healthy, normal life, but it takes quality educational programs, stimulating home environments, health care, and positive support from the community in order to make sure that happens.
That is the purpose of Buddy Walks. Not only do the walks raise money for local programs, but they also promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome in the communities where they live.
In October of last year, Fire, Inc. came out to the Atlanta Buddy Walk in Centennial Olympic Park to support Manager Scott Corn’s son Wyatt and their team “Wyatt’s Warriors.”
“Every step taken, every dollar raised, will help ensure that each individual with Down syndrome in the United States will be able to do just that,” explained Scott Corn. With the help of Fire, Inc. Wyatt’s Warriors raised approximately $5,000 to help the cause.