WEST MONROE -- Kiroli Park filled up Saturday with volunteers and families helping to raise awareness for Down Syndrome.
"Discovering Downs with Northeast Louisiana" hosted its 4th Annual "Buddy Walk."
Families circled one mile around the park for the walk and spent the rest of the day enjoying live music, bounce houses and other fun.
"Discovering Downs" is a local support group for parents who have children with Down Syndrome.
"Brings all of our kids togther, brings our adults together and it brings our community together because once you're together, that's when you get the opportunity to learn about a person," said Lori Thames with "Discovering Downs." "Just lets them know that our kids can be normal just like eveyrvbody else."
Proceeds will be used to fund educational packets for new parents of children with Down Syndrome.
"Discovering Downs" will have other events throughout the year.