(10/14/2005)

Submitted by Paula Boggs

Connor Boggs, 4 year old son of Steve and Paula Boggs of Arnoldsburg, participated in the 2005 Down Syndrome Buddy Walk held at the State Capitol in Charleston, on Saturday, October 8.

The Buddy Walk is sponsored by the Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia (DSNWV). The Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society to promote the acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down Syndrome. Charleston joined cities throughout the country to hold Buddy Walks in recognition of National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Connor had a wonderful team of loved ones who supported him at the Walk. At the closing ceremonies, he was presented with a medal and a certificate. Connor's team cheered and cheered!

Connor's Crew's, made up of family and friends, helped Connor raise $2513.65 for the Down Syndrome Network of WV Connor's Crew hopes to hold future annual fundraisers for the DSNWV.

The Buddy Walk had over 700 walkers and 55 Buddies and raised over $30,000.00.

Connor's Crew for the Buddy Walk were, Kyle, Tracy, Addie and Jace Lancaster, Calvin, JoLynn, Hannah, Holly Wilson, Marvin and Millie Arnold, Jim (Grampster) and Pauline Ferrell (Nana), Joyce and James Williams, Racheal Tanner, Janet Marks, Jackie Boatright, Kolton Dickey, Denise and Bridget Carter, Connie Lane, Steve, Paula, Chloey, Clay, Claire Boggs.

Connor would like to thank all the people who helped raise money for this great cause. Thanks for everyone's hard work in raising money and to all those people who donated money and purchased items.


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