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      Southwest Georgia walks for Down Syndrome

      150 people walk the track at Sherwood Legacy Park to raise Down Syndrome awareness

      150 people showed up Saturday afternoon for Albany's First Annual Buddy Walk at Sherwood Legacy Park to raise Down Syndrome Awareness.

      Walkers completed a 1-mile walk around the track and enjoyed carnival games as a way to bring an event that's recognized nationally to Southwest Georgia.

      "Whether it's a large or small city, there are still kids with Down Syndrome. There's still people born every day with Down Syndrome and I think that people tend to forget that in small towns, said Buddy Walk organizer, Kayla Luckie, a mother of a 3-year-old with Down Syndrome.

      All donations from the walk benefit the National Down Syndrome Society and organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout next year.