The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society 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 the local level by parent support groups such as the CSDSA, schools and other organizations and individuals.

Since inception, the Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to more than 300 across the country and around the world. Last year alone, over 250,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk! They raised more than $9.5 million to benefit local programs and services as well as the national advocacy initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Join us for our 18th Annual Buddy Walk!

A fun-filled morning of fresh air, beautiful scenery, entertainment, food and more as we raise funds and promote inclusion and awareness of individuals with Down syndrome.

Online registration is now open

Buddy Walk™ Event Schedule:

Saturday, August 19, 2017
Join us at the Norris-Penrose Event Center for a day of fun!
8:00 a.m. Registration, check-in and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Kids  Fun Zone opens
10:00 a.m. Buddy Walk 2017 begins
11:00 a.m. Lunch is served
11:30 a.m. Prizes awarded