BUDDY WALK® 2013 Will be held SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 from 10:00 to 1:00pm
Sertoma Park, Sioux Falls, SD.
Pre-Registration Deadline is August 22nd, 2013!
Pre-Registration is $20/household. If you register by August 22nd, you will receive a FREE Buddy Walk t-shirt!
Pre-Registration forms and payment can be mailed to:
New Directions Down Syndrome Association
Mike North, Treasurer
PO Box 90712
Sioux Falls, SD 57109
After the August 22nd deadline has passed, you may still register at the walk. (Registration on walk day is $25/household.)
The Buddy Walk® was created by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned for 2013 worldwide. In 2012, more than $12 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
If you know of businesses that may be interested in sponsoring our walk, please pass along our Sponsor Letter and Sponsorship Proposal. Thank you!
If you are interested in volunteering at the 2013 Buddy Walk please contact the Buddy Walk Director.
Below is information from past Buddy Walks®:
Buddy Walk® 2012 - Attendance: 1100+; Profit: $22,860
Buddy Walk® 2011 - Attendance: 1100+; Profit: $25,888
Buddy Walk® 2010 - Attendance: 990+; Profit: $24,620
Buddy Walk® 2009 - Attendance: 800+; Profit: $12,400
"I can't say enough for all of the hard work you all went through to make the day a success and would like to THANK YOU for putting this together!"
"The Buddy Walk® is always amazing… otherwise we wouldn't travel from Minnesota every year to attend! What we love the most is the friendly atmosphere, not only from the staff and sponsors, but the families especially; everyone is always relaxed and positive, and always willing to listen and lend a hand, if needed. We will continue supporting the New Directions' Buddy Walk® and its message!"