On October 19, 2014, the Lauderhill Pioneer Adventurer club under the leadership of the adventurer director Jacqueline Richards participated for the second consecutive year in the 5 miles and the “Buddy Walk” in support of those who were born with Downs Syndrome.
The activity was held at Markham Park located in Broward County, Florida. The program was established by the National Down Syndrome Society and it takes place every year since 1995 in the month of October.
We were happy to say that two of our adventurers, Timothy Richards and Kyle Wilson made it successfully to the finish line and was acknowledge at the awards ceremony.
The activity has drawn more attention that a greater number of adventurers came out to walk and even the pathfinders came out to support their little brothers and sisters. Over 10 adventurers participated in this noble and beautiful cause.
There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States. Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.
We hope and pray that more parents encourage their adventurer age child, and why not, older folks too, to come out to Markham Park or where ever around the world the Buddy Walk is taking place and support the National Down Syndrome Society who has been advocating for people with this disorder since 1979.