MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Walkin in Memphis, the yearly Down syndrome awareness walk, returned for its 6th annual fundraising walk Tuesday, March 21.
Like every year, loving father John Greer began his walk of 21 miles across the city of Memphis at 5 a.m. Greer walks in support of his daughter Marley Grace Greer, who was born with Down Syndrome.
Greer commits to spreading awareness about Down Syndrome in a heartfelt way every year, raising thousands of dollars as he visits several well-known Memphis attractions along the way. The fundraiser's goal is $21,000.
The walk began at the Memphis/Arkansas bridge, and ended with a celebration at the Hyatt Centric rooftop on Beale at 5 p.m.
The bridge was also lit up in colors of blue and yellow, in support of those diagnosed with Down Syndrome.
All the proceeds raised from the fundraising walk will go directly to the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and The Mid-South (DSAM), helping the organization continue to grow and expand programs to better support families in the Mid-South.