2020 Virtual Buddy Walk
The DSAMC's 14th annual Buddy Walk will be a virtual walk. Hit the "Register Here" button to go to Donor Drive to register and/or build your 2020 Buddy Walk team! This is a great please to gather your crew, do a little fund raising & organize your virtual walk! Registration options will be:
Where: Your neighborhood, local park, anywhere you choose
When: Saturday, October 3rd. Time: 10:00 am
Why: To help promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Gather your crew, in which ever way you feel comfortable, put on your DSAMC Buddy Walk Shirts, decorate wagons, strollers, bikes...and do a walk! We encourage you to Face Book Live your walk to help share with the world that you support people with Down syndrome!
BUDDDY WALK HISTORY
The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society. It's purpose is to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October, and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS, and organized at local levels by parent support groups, schools, individuals and various organizatons.
The Buddy Walk Fundraiser brings together all kinds of people and it's a great family day for all. In addition to the ceremonial one-mile walk, attendees enjoy games, activities, raffle prizes, delicious food and music. Typically, at the one-day event over 1,800 walkers attend and raise over $52,000 to promote acceptance, advocacy, educational and support program for people with Down syndrome. The majority of the funds raised at the event come from pledges by individuals and teams.