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Luling’s Craig Blackburn leads locals in annual BUDDY WALK
Staff Report -   Nov 08, 2007

Photo provided by Craig Blackburn
Photo provided by Craig Blackburn

HAND IN HAND. Five years ago, you might have heard people saying “What is a Buddy Walk?” But not anymore!

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans Buddy Walks have become HUGE events and this year’s walk was held in the Zephyrs/LaSalle parking lot on Oct. 28 and drew in the attention of more than 1,500 participants.

DSAGNO Buddy Walks are held throughout the United States in either September or October and promote awareness of the ability of individuals with down syndrome and other disabilities. Buddy Walks are celebrations of inclusion, diversity and participation by all in every phase of life.

Pictured are: ( l to r) Craig Blackburn - DSAGNO Self Advocacy Chairperson and motivational speaker, Margaret Orr - WDSU Meteorologist, Emily Griffin of Luling and Jenna Faul - New Orleans VooDoo Dolls.

Next year, in October, be part of the cause and strut your stuff in the BUDDY WALK!

Submitted by Craig Blackburn. Send your PEOPLE WATCH pictures to Lifestyles Editor Heather R. Breaux at for prompt publication in your St. Charles Herald-Guide.

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