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Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk
October 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us at the 2017 on a one-mile advocacy Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 14 at 11 a.m.
It is an inspirational and educational, fun family event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Food, games and entertainment follow the walk at Julia Davis Park.
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 2015 Buddy Walk season marks the 20th anniversary of awareness.
The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to more than 250 walks last year worldwide with more than 305,000 participants.
In 2014, more than $13 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.
This is the 15th annual local Buddy Walk for the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association, which was formed in 1982 by parents of children with Down syndrome. The local walk has grown to include more than 1,500 participants.