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Buddy Walk Event to take place in Second Life on March 21, 2011, World Down Syndrome Day

In the real world the Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk raising awareness and collecting pledges to benefit Down Syndrome. In Second Life it will be a bit different, there will be a path to walk, but the main festivities will be the all day entertainment. There will be live musicians and live DJs throughout the day. Kiosks will be available throughout the venue where donations will be collected. All funds collected will go directly to NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society).

Scheduled to appear are:  Mankind Tracer, AMForte Clarity, FrankLee Anatra, Maximillion Kleene, The Follow, Guitar Zane, DirtyDee Sweetwater, DJ Splash, Edward Kyomoon

Musicians start at 2:00p slt, the garden walk and venue will open on March 20.

World Down Syndrome Day was established in 2006 by Down Syndrome International, with the goal of raising awareness and mobilizing support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well-being of people with Down syndrome across the world. March 21, the 21st day of the third month of the year, was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 present in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome. This year, World Down Syndrome Day is especially significant as it is the first time that the day will be officially observed by the United Nations.

For more information about the walk, to obtain a donation Kiosk or for information about Down syndrome please IM BuddWalk Frenzy in world or email
##About Second Life
Second Life is a free 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using free voice and text chat.
##About NDSS
The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.


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