1 in every 691 babies is born with Down syndrome in the United States.
Despite the chilly air Sunday more than 2,000 people took part in the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk.
Local 24 Cares is a proud sponsor of the walk at Christian Brothers University.
Local Memphis Live anchor Amy Speropoulos emceed the event.
The money raised will provide information and support for families of newborn babies with down syndrome.
“I reached out when I was 6 months pregnant to learn more about Down syndrome because I knew nothing about it and spoke with Martine and she gave me a load of information, educated me,” said mom Misty Dotson.
The money raised is still being counted, but organizers hoped to reach $150,000.