Buddy Walk - October 5, 2013
Join the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society for the 2013 Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2013. The Buddy Walk is a one mile fundraising event around historic Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event, which raises
awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy, that benefit
people with Down syndrome and their families. Last yearís LDSS Buddy Walk
welcomed over 4,000 participants.
The Buddy Walk Program welcomes participants of all ages and abilities.
Bring your carriage, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets.
Donít leave anyone behind as we stroll around Forsyth Park. The goals are
to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to
positively influence local and national policy and practice. Last year
alone, Buddy Walk events nationally raised more that $11.2 million to
benefit education, research, and advocacy initiatives, as well as the Night
of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services right here in the
Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.
The walk begins at 10:00 am. The Family Fun Festival begins immediately
following the walk. The Festival will feature all kinds of activities - such
as face painting, pumpkin painting, the BOO Boutique, bouncy houses, games,
music and refreshments - and lasts until 2 pm. The LDSS Buddy Walk is one of
more than 300 Buddy
Walks taking place across the country this October to
celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Visit our online registration page to sign up and make your donation on your credit card, securely using Paypal. (Note: Online registration ends Sunday, 9/29.)
As an alternative to registering online, you may sign up starting at 8:30 AM day of the event, or you can download and print the Buddy Walk Registration Form (and the Donation Collection Form for non-walkers).
Registration is $12.00 per
person or $40.00 for a family of four. Registration includes this years
limited edition T-shirt, lunch and admission to the festival.
For more information, please call John or Candy Bogardus
@ (912) 728-8505.