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Down syndrome event hosted thousands

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(WMC-TV) - Mid-Southerners gathered together Sunday to raise awareness for Down syndrome.

The "Step Up For Down Syndrome" event hosted several family-friendly activities including a one mile fun walk, live entertainment, picnic, and petting zoo.

Organizers stated it was a good opportunity for people to learn about Down syndrome.

"It's very important to have the awareness. A lot of folk look at somebody who has special needs and they may have some questions they are afraid to ask," declared Ray Jancso.

Around 3,000 people participated in the event.

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