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‘Everybuddy’ is invited to be super at annual walk

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Hundreds of walkers participated Saturday morning in the 13th annual Buddy Walk, the largest yearly fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeast New Mexico. (Timothy P. Howsare Photo)

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The foundation is committed to providing support and education to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

It services nine counties: Chaves, Eddy, Lea, Roosevelt, De Baca, Curry, Lincoln, Otero and Doña Ana.

This year’s theme was “Everybuddy is a Superhero,” and there were a few guest appearances by superheroes such as Wonder Woman, Spider-Man and Bat Girl.

The walk was held at Spring River Park & Zoo, where the weather couldn’t have been more perfect — sunny and in the low 70s.

As the walkers snaked around the approximately 1-mile course, cheerleaders from Roswell and Goddard high schools and Mesa Middle School chanted “Go buddies!” or similar slogans.

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Each walker was given a free ticket for a pulled pork lunch along with a colorful T-shirt.

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