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Buddy Walk to Support DSNMC

Nearly one in every 700 babies born in the US is born with Down syndrome. Montgomery County has a network of caring people focused on empowering and supporting Down syndrome families through education, awareness and advocacy.

The goal of the annual Buddy Walk® is to promote awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome in Montgomery County and beyond. The Buddy Walk® is also the primary fundraising activity of DSNMC, a support network, advocacy group and information provider to families whose lives have been touched by Down syndrome. We are a volunteer organization, and 100% of the funds we raise go directly to support the programs and services of DSNMC and the National Down Syndrome Society.

The Buddy Walk will take place Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 2:30 pm at Hadley’s Park in Potomac.

Learn more about the DSNMC on Episode #53 of Connecting Our Community.  Host Pat Shoemaker and guests, Gena Mitchell, President  of Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County (DSNMC) And  Heather Sachs, DSNMC Board Member and Education Committee Chair dispel some popular myths about Down Syndrome and discuss the work of the DSNMC.

Connecting Our Community airs on the Montgomery Channel (21) on Wednesday at 12:30 and 8:30p.m.

For more information about the DSNMC or the annual Buddy Walk you can contact the DSNMC at http://www.dsnmc.org/


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