BOISE -- Hundreds took to downtown Boise for this year's annual Buddy Walk. It was the 11th year for this special event, promoting awareness of people with Down Syndrome in our community.

The event was an opportunity to support a great cause, and to educate kids about how people with special needs are just like the rest of us.

KTVB spoke with a 9-year-old boy named Jack, as he told us why his family participates for his little brother Henry, a boy diagnosed with Down Syndrome.

We can get together and talk with people with Down Syndrome and things, said Jack.

Saturday's participants started at the capitol steps and made their way to Julia Davis Park. That's where the party started, with prizes, games, bounce houses and food for all.

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