Gold Coast Buddy Walk A Success

The 21st annual Buddy Walk held on Oct. 18 attracted more than 2,000 participants and raised $175,000 for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization education, advocacy and support programs.

The Sassin family of Wellington had the top fundraising team, raising more than $25,000 in support of their son, Ben. Wellington residents Toby Brodtman and Kate and Todd Ballard and Royal Palm residents Cyndi Pampena and Tina Trujillo served on the Buddy Walk committee.

Wellington businesses Dan Brodtman, M.D., Allergy and Asthma Specialists of South Florida and Estate Properties of the Palm Beaches were walk sponsors.

ABOVE: Kate Gross, age 2, of Wellington, enjoys a fun moment at the Buddy Walk.