(REHOBOTH BEACH, Del.) - Fundraising teams of walkers took the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach to raise funds and awareness for Down Syndrome.

Whether they had Down Syndrome or know someone who does, they came together as one.

The first Buddy Walk in Rehoboth Beach was back in 2006 with around 350 walkers. it now raises seventy-four thousand dollars annually with over 2000 participants.

Event founder, Dennis Diehl says, "Connor, my brother-in-law, welcomed it to Rehoboth and we've been doing it every year since showing acceptance and inclusion for people with Down Syndrome."

Sharonlee Diehl, the other event founder says, "It's all about raising awareness for Down Syndrom, just people having fun, walking on the boardwalk. We have a beautiful day here today. We're so excited with this whole crowd."

This event raised over $50,000 before the walk started but it is expected to exceed $90,000 once the day is said and done.