Get Ready for Buddy Walk Atlanta 2017

Our 20th Annual Buddy Walk® is on October 8, 2017


It is our biggest event of the year. Every fall a few thousand of our families, friends, community and corporate partners gather to celebrate and offer support to our community. We are working hard to make sure this year's Buddy Walk® is the best yet. It kicks-off on October 8th at our new location at the International Plaza at the Georgia World Congress Center. 

Atlanta's 20th Annual Buddy Walk®

October 8, 2017, 1-5 p.m. at Georgia International Plaza at the Georgia World Congress Center

The Buddy Walk® is a walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is a day filled with family fun activities along with family, friends, and thousands of supporters. Whether you have Down syndrome, adore someone who does or just wants to show your support, come and join the 2017 Atlanta Buddy Walk®!

Families, businesses, service organizations build teams to raise money to support the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta. Teams are recognized for meeting various milestones at the walk. Our teams go all out creating banners, buttons, costumes and more to show their support for a loved one with Down syndrome. Family Registration is $55, individual registration is $20. Registration includes lunch, drinks, snacks, an official BW t-shirt and access to games and activities.

Registration is Open!

Get Involved

Norma Prescott and Meagan Nash are our new Buddy Walk Co-Chairs this year and will work with executive director Sheryl Arno to recruit committee members who want to help with promotions, team recruitment, sponsorships and donations, volunteer recruitment and logistics. If you are interested in joining our committee, sponsoring or donating and auction item, please contact us at 404-320-3233 or toll-free at 1-844-372-2227.

2013_BW_banner_with_Buddies.jpgHow Does Buddy Walk Support the DSAA?

The funds raised from this year's Buddy Walk will be used to provide immediate information and assistance to families with a new diagnosis, to assist families during times of crisis, to provide events for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to connect with one another, to fund monthly community-based groups for children and their families, to provide scholarships for camps and conferences, to provide funding for the  Disability Medical Home and to provide educational programs for parents and caregivers. This is the Down Syndrome Association's largest source of funds and will affect programming we can offer in 2018.


Start your team today!