By: Jillian Wilson
More than 900 people hit the streets today to walk for Gigi's Playhouse.
It's a one mile walk in Bettendorf for Down Syndrome Awareness month.
Children and adults with Down syndrome, families, friends, healthcare professionals, all came out to support the cause.
All the money goes to Gigi's Playhouse which provides free education and programs to kids with Down syndrome.
"We can do what we do within our four walls and educate these children and give them the tools to be successful, but until we reach everyone outside the playhouse in our communities and our families that's where the change happens and that's where doors open and those old perceptions are broken down," says Michelle Hornbuckle, the Psych Coordinator for Gigi's Playhouse.
A live band, a raffle, carnival games and food were part of the fun after the walk.
The Psych Coordinator says the community support play a huge role in helping children with Down syndrome.