On Oct. 3, Craig Lawson Jr., left, of the 2000 block of McKean Street, participated in the 16th Annual Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day. The three-hour event at Villanova University Stadium promoted acceptance and inclusion of those with Down syndrome.
The 16-year-old is a junior at Edward Bok High School, 1901 S. Ninth St. He and his parents, Denise and Craig Sr., trekked the two miles of the Family Fun Walk before he showed off his dance moves to the “Electric Slide.” He capped his experience with making new friends and shooting hoops. Money raised from the day benefits the Trisomy 21 program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and The National Down Syndrome Society. SPR