The Buddy Walk® was created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 275 walks planned this year worldwide. Last year, more than $11.75 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.
The DSAGWS Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day is the primary fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston-Salem (DSAGWS). In addition to raising funds and awareness, it's is a great place to meet other families and learn about the rewards of having a child with Down syndrome. Each year our attendance has grown and we’re expecting over 1250 people this year to participate in this family friendly event which includes food, entertainment, carnival games, inflatables, educational information, talent show, music and more.
You won’t want to miss it!
The Piedmont Down Syndrome Support Network is proud to partner with the following organizations: