Yoga Helps to Strengthen Muscles Benefiting those with Down Syndrome

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte (DSAGC) and some of their buddies will be joining Yoga On Tap to promote the 2016 Buddy Walk.  The Buddy Walk is a one mile walk and family fun day to promote community inclusion and celebrate individuals with Down Syndrome.  

Families and friends of the DSAGC with and without Down Syndrome will be come to participate in the class, as yoga has been proven to be extremely beneficial for those with Down Syndrome – both physically and mentally.  It provides an activity which strengthens muscle tone and balance, but also helps develop concentration and increases body awareness and self esteem.

For the third year in a row, the Walk is being held at UNC Charlotte’s Jerry Richardson Football Stadium on October 22nd from 2pm-6pm.  It’s free to the public and we’d love to have new and returning families and friends join us!  The Walk enables the DSAGC to put on many of its programs, including educational meetings and symposiums, sleep away Camp Horizon, summer-day Camp Holiday, life-skills Camp Cuisine, social groups, pre-natal and post-natal new parent outreach, and the DSAGC Together in Education school partnership program. The DSAGC serves families, educators, and professionals in Charlotte, NC and the 11 surrounding counties.

The DSAGC would greatly appreciate your participation in the walk – whether you join us on October 22nd to walk with a team, volunteer or are cheering us on in spirit.  Please see the DSAGC website or contact Stephanie Cook for ways to get involved. 

Thank you in advance for helping us to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome in the greater Charlotte area by providing information and support to individuals, families, educators, professionals and the community.

Buddy Walk Charlotte