LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - October is national down syndrome awareness month, and this morning dozens of East Texans gathered for an annual event to celebrate that cause. It was the 15th annual 'buddy walk' for downs syndrome awareness at the 'ROC' in Longview.
Festivities kicked off with a one-mile walk through downtown Longview.
Music and games were on hand well into the afternoon, as more than five hundred people attended, many with children who have downs syndrome,
All funds raised at the event go to help families who have children with down's syndrome.