Step Up For Down syndrome benefits thousands of people in Colorado living with Down syndrome.
Matt Trone spoke to 9NEWS Thursday morning. He is the director of the Board for the Mile High Down Syndrome Association.
Trone says people with Down syndrome can be expected to live into their 60's. Many have a college education and work and live in our community.
"My sister has Down syndrome has a job and second degree black belt," Tyrone said.
The money raised will help people living in our community. "Money from the even goes to organizations like First Call, which helps new and expecting parents with Down syndrome. The program offers fellowship and support to those parents, Trone said.
Down syndrome is caused by an extra copy of Chromosome 21.
Trone says they are expecting to have 4,000 people walking one or two miles to help raise critical funds.
Step Up for Down Syndrome is Sunday Sept. 23, at 9 a.m. at Denver's City Park.
For more information go to: http://www.stepupdenver.org/fr/MHDSA/2012StepUp
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