|2013 DSAMC Buddy
Walk - 10:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 5 at Howard Amon Park
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!
For further information, click on the links below:
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 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.
The initial DSAMC 2007 Buddy Walk was a success for the first year of an event. 700 walkers raised over $40,000.