On World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st 2016, the Disability Studies Student Association of the University of Windsor hosted a 5 km Down Syndrome Awareness Walk on the River. This is the 2nd year that this group held the event in which money raised has been donated to Up About Down. Money is raised through registration for the walk as well as selling colourful ‘funky’ socks, food items, and DSSA t-shirts.

Pictured here is of Laura Chubb (left), 2016 President of DSSA presenting the donation cheque to Sue Cyr, Up About Down’s president. While we are grateful for the monetary donations, the awareness opportunities are really priceless for our group. And the students involved both in DSSA, and those participating in the walk, are such
a caring group of people.

They truly help to make the world a better place by helping to educate for our cause and promote an inclusive, positive environment! We are so grateful and we hope the 5K Down Syndrome Awareness Walk on the River will continue in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day next year, and every year for that matter.
Also, to our members who participated in the walk ? THANK YOU ? YOU made the event all the more special and important.

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18 Apr 2016


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