Down Syndrome Walk Oct. 13

The DownRight ExtraOrdinary Walk will take place on Sunday, Oct. 13 at John Prince Park’s Center Drive Pavilion (4759 S. Congress Avenue, Lake Worth) to benefit the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. Check-in is at 8 a.m. with an opening ceremony at 8:45 a.m. The walk starts at 9:15 a.m. All activities will be open 8 a.m. to noon.

Pre-registration for the event is $20, but participants can register on the day of the walk for $25. The fee includes a T-shirt, continental breakfast and multiple activities for children. Hot dogs, drinks and additional food will be available for a small donation. Visit to register online, or contact Corinne Pike at or (561) 752-3383 for more info.

The event includes a one-mile walk, free breakfast, bounce houses, a petting zoo, pony rides, young children’s games, face painting, a dunk tank, live entertainment, a raffle and a silent auction. The event raises funds for Gold Coast Down Syndrome’s educational, social and advocacy programs serving all of Palm Beach County and promotes awareness of the capabilities and talents of those with Down syndrome. The event, presented by G4S, is expected to attract 2,000 people and raise $170,000.