Buddy Walk to benefit Greater Chautauqua Area Ambucs

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The Buddy Walk will take place Oct. 7 in Lakewood.

Submitted Photo The Buddy Walk will take place Oct. 7 in Lakewood.

The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. Organizers are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Second Annual Buddy Walk in Chautauqua County on Saturday, October 7, starting and ending at the Lakewood Rod and Gun. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 11 a.m. Immediately following the walk, lunch will be served for all participants.

Registration costs $20 per walker and includes lunch and a t-shirt. A Family can register for $25 including one t-shirt and lunch for the entire family. Additional t-shirts can be purchased for $10 each. Individuals with Down syndrome walk for free and receive a T-shirt.

Proceeds will be donated to Greater Chautauqua Area Ambucs. The Greater Chautauqua Area AMBUCS was chartered in 2012. They are a chapter of National AMBUCS, who serves as the parent organization. The mission of this chapter is to create mobility and independence for people with disabilities. Through volunteer efforts they endeavor to raise money to purchase and donate AmTrykes. The AmTryke is a therapeutic tricycle that is designed to help improve motor skills, provide strength training, and most importantly, build self-esteem of children, teens and adults with disabling conditions.

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