ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Hundreds of walkers turned out Sunday morning to raise money and awareness for Down Syndrome.

The 2013 Step Up for Down Syndrome walk was held in Forest Park by The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis.

This event has been the largest fundraising and awareness event for the organization in the last several years, and encourages people to support all the special people in our lives with Down Syndrome.

Last year, the event brought in more than $200,000, and organizers were hoping for record attendance this year.