What is the Buddy Walk?

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.  Since its inception, it has become the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.

Register for Buddy Walk

For $20 you are registering for all of the Buddy Walk activities in October and joining in the celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and will receive a DSANWI Buddy Walk T-Shirt, if you register by September 27th. T-Shirt will be available for pickup on October 4th.

Virtual Buddy 5K October 1-10 Kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month by running/walking a 5K alone, or with friends & family. This can be done at once or over a course of the 10 days, posting pictures, times, adventures, scavenger hunts along the way.

Outdoor Buddy Boogie October 16-24
Gather in small groups with your friends and have one or more outdoor dance parties! Take pictures and post on your user profile or Facebook or other social media pages to raise awareness during DS awareness month.

Virtual Buddy Walk October 25th 11:00 with individual awards ceremony following from 12-3
At 11:00 LIVE stream you and your group from all over walking a mile at 11:00 to raise awareness and celebrate our buddies!
Buddies who register to participate will be able to get their award and photo taken in an outdoor, drop in ceremony that will be featured in an ad in the local newspaper to raise awareness and recognize all the beautiful faces in NWI.

Buddy Walk Teams

Help the DSANWI meet their fundraising goals. View 2020 Buddy Walk Teams.

Request to Create a Buddy Walk Team

By completing the form below your Buddy Walk Team page will be generated and upon approval will be available on the website and to share on social media.

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Become a Sponsor

By completing the form below, the DSANWI will add you to our list of sponsors for the 2020 Buddy Walk. More information to come.

In order to have your logo on the Buddy Walk t-shirt, we must have your logo on or before September 21st.

Have a question? Email us at [email protected]

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Register for Buddy Walk

For $20 you are registering for all of the Buddy Walk activities in October and joining in the celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month and will receive a DSANWI Buddy Walk T-Shirt, if you register by September 27th. T-Shirt will be available for pickup on October 4th.

Virtual Buddy 5K October 1-10 Kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month by running/walking a 5K alone, or with friends & family. This can be done at once or over a course of the 10 days, posting pictures, times, adventures, scavenger hunts along the way.

Outdoor Buddy Boogie October 16-24
Gather in small groups with your friends and have one or more outdoor dance parties! Take pictures and post on your user profile or Facebook or other social media pages to raise awareness during DS awareness month.

Virtual Buddy Walk October 25th 11:00 with individual awards ceremony following from 12-3
At 11:00 LIVE stream you and your group from all over walking a mile at 11:00 to raise awareness and celebrate our buddies!
Buddies who register to participate will be able to get their award and photo taken in an outdoor, drop in ceremony that will be featured in an ad in the local newspaper to raise awareness and recognize all the beautiful faces in NWI.

Donations to DSANWI

$1,215 of $75,000 raised

Your gifts, both large and small, will help us to achieve our mission of spreading awareness and providing support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families.

Please consider making your contribution a recurring monthly donation to support our programs and mission throughout the year.

Thanks to Our Donors!

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