Monday, August 18, 2014

Brody's Buddy Ride raises money and awareness for Down syndrome

from WKTV News:
Brody Savicki is no stranger to the public eye. He's a local youngster with a lot of spirit. He also has Down Syndrome. Brody's Buddy Ride was created to raise money for local children with Down syndrome.

Savicki has made many appearances on NewsChannel 2 Newstalk during the Live at Five Newshour.

Saturday, some 75 bike riders set out on a 63-mile journey. The rode 63 miles because 63 is 21 times 3. It signifies Trisomy-21. The 21st chromosome has three copies in Down syndrome.

The riders departed from Clinton and returned to Clinton at the end of their ride.

Richard Majka coordinates the ride.

He said, "All the money is donated to children and families who have children with Down syndrome, to help with any medical problems and any needs they have."

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