Please register at the Buddy Walk. Shirts may be available after check-in is complete.
Once again, we will gather to celebrate in Centennial Park in beautiful downtown Atlanta, with the festivities beginning at one in the afternoon amid the scenic downtown skyline. This family-friendly event is open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends and thousands of local supporters. Mark your calendar for and be prepared to have a great experience!
If you'd like to volunteer, please email our volunteer coordinator, Emily Jones, at email@example.com.
Help DSAA make the 2013 Atlanta Buddy Walk our best ever!
Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) as an event to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. This event is officially licensed by the National Down Syndrome Society to support groups and organizations across the country to positively influence on a local level the awareness of the Down syndrome community. Walks usually occur in October in observance of Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Nationally, Buddy Walk® is the most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. Locally, it is currently the largest fundraising event for the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta, with this year’s goal set at $200,000 for corporate and team sponsorships.
The Buddy Walk® has three primary goals: to promote acceptance & inclusion of people with Down syndrome; to raise funds locally and nationally for education, research and advocacy programs; and to enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local policy and practice.
Last year’s Buddy Walk Atlanta was a record-breaking success! We hosted the most teams in the event's history with more than 3000 participants raising nearly $200,000 to support the mission of DSAA. We are especially grateful for the support of all donors, sponsors, team captains, walkers and volunteers at this marvelous event - it would not have been possible without you. Thank you!
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