Published : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 3:12 PM
Club 21 Learning and Resource Center will host its 11th annual Together is Better Walk on Saturday, October 20th at Central Park in Pasadena. The event is co-sponsored by Pasadena City Councilmembers Victor Gordo and Steve Madison. The walk and family festival raises funds and awareness for Club 21’s programs and services that support children with Down syndrome, their families and their educators.
The walk begins at 10:00 am, followed by a family festival, with music, entertainment, food and games. Last year, nearly 2,500 participants raised over $200,000!
“Society is enriched by the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome,” explained Nancy Litteken, Executive Director of Club 21. “Every day, individuals with Down syndrome make invaluable contributions to our greater community, benefiting from loving homes, inclusive education, positive public attitudes and a supportive community environment. Join us for the Together is Better Walk where you can meet and walk alongside our families and educators who believe in our mission of helping children with Down syndrome reach their full potential and enjoy productive lives.”
Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition, occurring once in every 787 babies born. There are more than 206,000 individuals living with Down syndrome in the United States.
For more information about the walk or to sign up, please visit Club 21’s website at www.clubtwentyone.org or call (626) 844-1821
About Club 21
Club 21 provides the educational tools and resources that enable individuals with Down syndrome to be fully included. Founded in 2009, Club 21 creates educational partnerships and provides progressive programs and services not available anywhere else in the greater Los Angeles area that support, educate, advocate and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome from first diagnosis onward. Club 21’s 18 programs equip individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their teachers with the skills that will enable them to have independence, access and belonging in their home, school and community.