Knoxville (WVLT) -- On Sunday, hundreds showed up for The 11th Annual Buddy Walk.
The event's goal is to promote the acceptance of people with Down Syndrome.
This year, the walk began with live music and performances by members of the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee.
Besides the music, participants also enjoyed food, a funzone and a silent auction.
Organizers offered facts about Downs
"We educate the families and the community of the capabilities of people with Down Syndrome," said Kyle Smith, a board member and the co-coordinator of Buddy Walk. "They really lead more typical lives than atypical lives"
Event planners hope they raised $30,000
The Down Syndrome Awareness Group, or D.S.A.G., serves 17 counties in East Tennessee.
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