Buddy Walk attracts 1,600 participants

And today's sun seemed to do wonders for the Tri-Cities Buddy Walk.

This year, more people turned out for than in similar events in both Seattle and Spokane.

1,600 people strolled along the Columbia River this morning.
That's 600 more participants than in prior years.
In total, organizers hope to raise about $60,000 in support of people living with down syndrome.

"They come out for one reason - to kind of do the awareness for down syndrome. And we're all here to kind of celebrate and have fun," said walk participant Chelsea Davis.

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