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Saturday, 10 October 2009

Karen Gaffney swims Boston Harbour to raise awareness

Down Syndrome Week begins this weekend: 11 - 18 October, across Australia. In the US and Canada, October is Down Syndrome Awareness MONTH.

Long distance swimmer and advocate for herself and other people with Down syndrome, Karen Gaffney has swum five miles across Boston Harbour to raise awareness about stereotyping people with Down syndrome. Brian Wood reports in the Oregon KATU News, including a video clip (Karen lives in Portland, Oregon).

The DVD Crossing Tahoe documents Karen's even longer swim across Lake Tahoe - DS NSW members can borrow it from our library, or you can buy it from Blueberry Shoes Productions.

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