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Local Event Planned For World Down Syndrome Day

With World Down Syndrome Day happening this Sunday, a nonprofit based in Utah with deep Cache Valley ties is hosting an event on Saturday to raise money and bring awareness to its cause.

Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome, or RODS, has been building up to this weekend with videos posted on various social media platforms during the month of March. A video that highlights past and current orphans is at (URL is case-sensitive).


RODS is all about helping families adopt Down syndrome orphans. It was created in 2007 by Brady Murray, a Cache Valley native. He and his wife Andrea have a son, Nash, who has Down syndrome. The Murrays have also adopted a son with Down syndrome. RODS has helped close to 100 orphans find families. Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.