Winnipeg happy to walk

April 19, 2018 by  

This spring, The Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome will be hosting an afternoon of fun in Winnipeg that it hopes will both raise awareness and put a smile on the faces of everyone who takes part.

Everyone who would like to help support the cause while enjoying a day out in the fresh air and sunshine is welcome, and they walkers will gather at the picnic shelter in St. Vital Park before heading out. Williams Syndrome is a rare condition that is genetic and can lead to learning, social, medical and physical issues. It is caused by a deletion of a series of genes of chromosome 7.

As the participants walk, they will seek to raise awareness among the public about this syndrome, and upon their return, there will be a barbeque lunch and children’s entertainment to enjoy. The proceeds from the occasion will be used to help provide support and connection for families with a child living with Williams Syndrome, and also to aid them in receiving access to specialist care and advocating for their special needs. Materials produced by a local banner printing company can be used during an event like this to help make the public more aware of the cause.

June 3 has been chosen as the date for this opportunity to come out and support the Canadian Association for Williams Syndrome. More details, as well as a chance to register, can be found on the organizer’s website.