AUSTIN -- Thousands took a journey on Sunday afternoon to raise money for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Texas in the 14th annual Buddy Walk.
Crowds packed Reunion Ranch in Georgetown to raise money and awareness for the association, which provides services at no cost to more than 500 families in 13 Central Texas counties.
It's the only organization that exclusively helps individuals with Down syndrome, their families, educators and the medical community.
"Yes, I love the walk," said walk participant Jack Shepherd.
"I just ask the public, learn about Down syndrome, what it is and what children with Down syndrome need, special challenges parents have," said walk participant Bill Frye.
KVUE's Quita Culpepper emceed the event, which had a fundraising goal of $200,000.