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Down Syndrome Awareness Walk happens on September 26

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin-Greater La Crosse Area - Children of the Heart are holding their 19th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk coming up on Sunday, September 26.

The goal is to raise visibility and acceptance of people with Down syndrome and related disabilities in the La Crosse area.

The walk happens at Myrick Park. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:30 a.m. It begins with a red carpet showcase for those with Down syndrome and other disabilities as family and friends cheer them on.

After the walk, there's a festival and auction at the park that lasts until 2 p.m.

For anyone interested in attending can go here to sign up.

All the proceeds raised from the walk stay in the La Crosse area and help support the programs and families of the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin-Greater La Crosse Area - Children of the Heart chapter.

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