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2013 DSAMC Buddy Walk - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 5 at Howard Amon Park

DSAMC is truly grateful for the tireless efforts of our Buddy Walk organizer, Kasey McComas, and her committee.

Registration and Activities start at 10:00.
Help us spread the word!
  • Rachel Coleman will speak and perform.
  • Bounce Houses, Crafts, Face and Hair Painting
  • D.J with Great Music
  • Cheer Performance by Spirit Special Needs Cheerleading Team.
  • Zumba dance performance by Delayna Skadorwa and her class
  • Cookie decorating sponsored by Fred Meyer
  • Home Depot Kids Clinic
  • City of Richland Fire Truck with tours by the Richland Fire Department
  • $1 raffle for items and services donated by our sponsors, local businesses, and supporting individuals
  • Lunch - Hot dogs, chips and drinks
Questions?  E-Mail the DSAMC Board or call 509-628-2631

For further information, click on the links below:
Forming a Buddy Walk Team is a great way to show your support for someone you love with DS!  Team registration ends on October 1st!
About the DSAMC Buddy Walk
The Buddy Walk™ was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family, and co-workers; to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome; and to raise funds for local and national education, research, and advocacy programs. There are nearly 300 Buddy Walks across the country and a quarter of a million participants. In 2007, they raised nearly $10 million! The Buddy Walk is a 1 mile walk that people of all ages and abilities can participate in.

DSAMC is run 100% by volunteers, which allows all money raised from the Buddy Walk to go towards supporting DSAMC sponsored programs and to raise awareness for Down syndrome.


DSAMC Buddy Walk History
The 2011 Buddy Walk was held on Saturday, October 1 at Howard Amon Park in Richland.  Over 1100 people participated in the walk and raised over $40,000 for DSAMC!  Since it's inception in 2006, the DSAMC Buddy Walk has raised $205,000 with over 4600 walkers.

We truly appreciate the support from all of our sponsors, volunteers, and donors.  It all truly makes a big difference in raising awareness and acceptance!

Click on the links below to see pictures from past Buddy Walks.

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The DSAMC Buddy Walk has attracted over 4,600 participants and raised $205,000 in it's first five years.

The 2010 Buddy Walk drew over 1,000 walkers and raised over $40,000.

The 2009 Buddy Walk had over 800 participants and raised over $40,000.


The 2008 Buddy Walk had 950 walkers and raised just over $40,000.


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2007 Buddy Walk was a success for the first year of an event. 700 walkers raised over $40,000.