My sister's eldest has Down Syndrome so this walk is near and dear to our hearts. The walk is about a mile long and it raises millions of dollars for local and national programs for children and adults with Down Syndrome.public park and recreation area left by Colonel Robert R. McCormick, the former owner and publisher of the Chicago Tribune. The grounds was formerly his farm estate and upon McCormick's death was turned into a park. The grounds is spectacular, it includes a golf course, greenhouse, museum, and truly amazing gardens (a formal garden, a rose garden, an idea garden, and a prairie garden). The park is a beautiful place to host a Buddy Walk.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A Walk in Cantigny Park: Part 1
This past Sunday, my sister's family and I went to the annual Buddy Walk in Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois. From their website, "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." My sister and her family attends every year and I was happy to be visiting during this year's walk. We had the most perfect weather for the walk, a sunny 83F degrees!