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Ireton cheerleaders assist with annual Buddy Walk

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The varsity cheerleaders at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria recently gave back to the local community by volunteering at the Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia. The cheerleaders assisted with the setup and breakdown of the event, including chalking the walk, working games for the kids, taking photos, and cheering on the walkers.


"I am so extremely proud of how hard the team works at this event, and the sense of pride they take in participating in this walk,” said Head Coach Angela Hope. “It is truly inspiring on so many levels.”


"I've attended the (walk) for four years now and it's such a great experience,” said senior Yannet Ephrem. “We start the walk and get to interact with such amazing kids. I'm really going to miss being able to go to this event with the team every year, it's such an incredible day that I won't ever forget."


The Buddy Walk, the biggest fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia, enables all individuals with Down syndrome and their families to receive support to participate in, contribute to and achieve fulfillment of life in their community.




© Arlington Catholic Herald 2018