12th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk in Chippewa Falls


Nearly one thousand people from around the Chippewa Valley and Greater Wisconsin came together to support the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin, Sunday morning.

The 12th annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk went through Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.

The event also included face painting, a raffle drawing, and lunch.

According to the National Association for Down Syndrome, the chromosomal disorder occurs in one in every 792 births.

President Heather Pieper said the walk is a great way for families to network and share and hear stories with one another.

All of the money raised at this event stays local and helps with medical outreach, parent’s first call, fraternal events and transition support.

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