Down Syndrome fundraiser returns to Waterloo Park

Another local fundraiser is back with a live event.

The A-Thon Any Way will be held on Sunday, September 25 at the Waterloo Park Picnic Pavilion at the Westmount Road entrance.

This is the Waterloo Wellington Down Syndrome Society’s annual fundraiser and event co-ordinator Tara Hart said that after hosting virtual events for the past two years, it would be great to see everyone world in person this year.

“We want people to come out and see all of our wonderful members with Down syndrome,” Hart said. “We have 125 families in our organization and want to show how their members contribute to our communities.”

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As the name suggests, anyone can participate in the two kilometer event by any means.

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“Down syndrome affects the mobility of individuals,” WWDSS co-chair Janine Oosterveld said in a statement. “Whether people are walking, running, biking or wheeling, everyone is welcome.”

The festivities begin at 1 p.m. with guest speakers, a live performance by musician Erick Traplin and awards. There will also be a store where visitors can buy WWDSS products.

The money raised is used to finance various programs and services.

“We offer all kinds of programs and resources,” Hart said. “We love welcoming new families and supporting people with Down syndrome who enjoy contributing to our community. »

For more information on Any Which Way You Can A-Thon, including how to register for the event, visit the WWDSS website.

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