Tallahassee’s Second Annual "Buddy Walk"

Some local residents were putting their best foot forward Saturday morning for Tallahassee's second annual "Buddy Walk."

Nearly 500 people turned out to bring awareness and show support for those with Down syndrome, including some local athletes.

Ten percent of the donations are given back to the National Down Syndrome Association.

"We just really try and be here to support this great cause. That's what this is all about. The more we can do like this in our community, the better off my guys are, myself and all the children that were here today," said Mike Gillespie, FAMU's head basketball coach.

"A lot people don't realize, but this society does more than just educate people about Down syndrome. They also support people in the community with Down syndrome and they give scholarships to students," said Bill Millard, a Buddy Walk participant.

The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee hosted the event in partnership with the national "Buddy Walk" program.