Do I need to know someone with Down Syndrome to participate in your Buddy Walk®?
Not at all. The goal of the Buddy Walk is to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome throughout the whole community. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support – come and join our Buddy Walk!
Not everyone in my family is able to walk a mile. Are they still able to participate in the Buddy Walk?
Absolutely! Buddy Walks are open to participants of all ages and abilities. If you can’t walk, you can still enjoy the fun family activities and cheer on the walkers.
Where does the money raised at the Buddy Walk go?
The proceeds from the Buddy Walk are used to support the many programs sponsored by the Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group. The majority of the funds stays with TCDSAG and are used for new parent resource packets, educational and resource materials, and numerous other activities. In addition, a portion goes to the National Down Syndrome Society to support the national advocacy initiatives of the NDSS National Policy Center that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
How do I register for the Buddy Walk?
Prior to the walk, you can register online here. If you prefer to have a form mailed to you, contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration is also available on the day of the walk, beginning at 9 am. However, early registration is recommended!
What is a Buddy Walk team and how do I form one?
It is simple to create a team in support of an individual with Down syndrome. When you register you will be able to select that you want to create a team. You will be able to name your team and then recruit family, friends, co-workers, and others to be on your team. Your team members can register to walk with your team at the Buddy Walk and/or donate to the team by selecting your team name on the website. It is a fun way to garner support for your family and a great cause!
What about t-shirts? How can I get one?
Each registered walker will receive an Official Buddy Walk T-shirt. On the day of the walk, there will be a limited amount of T-shirts available for a small donation. Be sure to register ASAP to be guaranteed your awesome 2014 Buddy Walk T-shirt!
What if I can’t attend the walk? Can I make a donation?
Yes, all donations are greatly appreciated and put to good work. You can make a donation to our Buddy Walk by clicking here and THANK YOU!