Celebrating advocacy and awareness with La Crosse’s Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The Down Syndrome awareness walk was held Saturday morning in Myrick Park.

Participants of all ages got the chance to walk together and try plenty of fun activities– including a red-carpet showcase.

It was the 20th anniversary this year. Participation has only grown overtime.

Volunteer Morgan Brzank says having this visibility matters.

“Our loved ones with Down Syndrome play an important part of our community, so getting advocacy and awareness out allows our members to feel more loved in the community, in their schools and in that after school life,” Brzank said.

Over 150 people took part this year, and all that fun raised funds for the local branch of the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin/

They passed their fundraising goal of $20,000 before the event began.