The Juanito I. King Foundation celebrated its annual Happy Walk at the Activity Center of SM City Cebu to raise awareness and promote the rehabilitation of people with Down Syndrome. The event was attended by hundreds of people from all walks of life, including family members, friends, and supporters of those with Down Syndrome.
The event was sponsored by various groups and oranizations including the King Properties and Skygo.
The aim was to create a fun-filled environment where everyone could celebrate the lives of those with Down Syndrome and learn more about the condition. It was also an opportunity for participants to show their support for those living with the condition and to help raise funds for continued research and treatment programs. The activities started with greetings from the BOD Chairman of DSAPI (Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc.) Cebu Chapter, Mrs. Heydee King.
“This is a revenge celebration after 3 years that we have halted due to the pandemic so I’m very happy to see everyone celebrate this day with us”. – Heydee King.
Resident host, Ms Weng Zosa Moncada with her co-host Ms. Yasmin Ngo entertained 495 participants of the Happy Walk Movement with Zumba sessions from Coach Paolo Tanggapan and a few dance presentations by students from the participating schools and universities. It was a fun-packed day where participants got the chance to be creative, build friendships, and create new memories during the celebration.
The Happy Walk movement commits to bringing in inclusive communities for people with Down Syndrome to participate and be involved in educational experiences. It is the foundation’s continuous mission to bring greater visibility to these families and recognize the incredible work they do.
The comeback of the event this year is surely a solid momentum to bring back annually for the years to come.