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Buddy Walk Fundraiser

Updated: Tuesday, October 8 2013, 04:44 PM EDT
This Saturday you have the chance to help special children right here at home.  It's a special event to benefit the Western North Carolina Down Syndrome Alliance.

News 13 got the chance to visit some of the kids this morning.

Isaac and his classmates spent the morning making "dip and dot" smiley face, the activity helps the students with their motor skills and "hand eye" coordination.  They take turns and learn to work as a team.

Isaacs' father, Curt, stopped by Jones Elementary School to talk with the kids about an upcoming fund raiser for children with special needs.

It's the 16th annual Buddy Walk.  The money raised is important to the Down Syndrome Alliance and it's "buddy camp".   

Curt Euler, President WNC Down Syndrome Alliance, "it's basically a camp for kids with Down Syndrome so that they can go have the summer camp experience with you know they need a little aide and things like that so we provide the aids and stuff at no cost to the families. We do that in partnership with Luke Ridge and it really worked out great this year."

These kids and their parents as well as a number of other people are expected to take part in the Buddy Walk this Saturday morning, that's October 12th at Fletcher Park.

To learn more about the fundraiser and to pre-register for the event, click here.

Our very own Stan Pamfillis will kick off the walk at Noon on SaturdayBuddy Walk Fundraiser


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