16th Annual Buddy Walk Goes Virtual

DSAA's 16th Annual Buddy Walk Goes Virtual this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Posted: Sep 22, 2020 3:20 PM

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF ACADIANA ANNOUNCES

16th ANNUAL VIRTUAL BUDDY WALK

WHAT: The 16th Annual Buddy Walk in Lafayette, LA! Virtual Style.

WHY: To raise money to support local and national programs, and to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome.

HOW: Log onto www.DSAABuddyWalk.com and register as an individual or join a team and seek donations from friends, families and co-workers.

WHEN: NEW: Virtual walks take place ”Your Way” anytime between October 1st – October 31st.

WHERE: In your neighborhood, a park or anywhere you can follow our State and CDC guidelines to keep your team healthy and safe.

COST: $20 per person. $10 per pet.

For more information, contact DSAA at (337) 234-3109 or go to www.dsaa.info

The Buddy Walk® program was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.

The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 Walks to more than 400 Walks each year. Last year, more than 400,000 people from across the country participated in their local Buddy Walk®.

Last year all the Buddy Walks combined raised nearly $18 million to benefit local programs and services, as well as national public policy and public awareness initiatives.

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