Delco Park in Kettering will be more lively than usual on September 26. The Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association will hold their annual Buddy Walk to help raise awareness and promote acceptance and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome.
“It’s a lot of fun for people of all ages and conditions,” says Chris Suttle, a 1999 WSU graduate (B.A. Mass Communication) and current Technology Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts who also serves on the planning board for the Buddy Walk.
Suttle became involved with the Down Syndrome Association when his son Carter was born with Down Sydrome 7 years ago.
The WSU ties to this event don’t stop there. Chris Grebner graduated in 1994 with a B.A. in Communication and was also active in the Delta Zeta sorority. Now she chairs the Buddy Walk planning board and loves every second of it.
“Before I came to Wright State University, I was always uncomfortable in leadership roles, as well as public speaking roles. My experience at Wright State University gave me the education and support I needed to help me become the person that I am today. My professors challenged me out of my comfort level and encouraged me to learn through classroom experiences, mentored me, and taught me to be a more assertive leader, writer, and public speaker. "