The Down Syndrome Network invites you to the 13th Annual Buddy Walk. Join us on Saturday, October 7th at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. There will be plenty of activities for all ages and abilities with games, inflatables, plenty of food and lots more!!  It will be a great day of family fun!

Activities begins at 9am, the program will begin around 11am with the step-off for the walk at noon. Back this year: Raffle Baskets!!!

Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world's most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.  Buddy Walk® not only promotes acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome but also raises funds for local programs and services as well as national advocacy initiatives. The DSN Buddy Walk walk is one of over 300 nationwide.

Buddy Walk 2013

Buddy Walk 2013

All participants are welcome! From strollers to seniors, all supporters of individuals with Down syndrome are invited to participate. Buddy Walk® events are great places to network with families and learn more about support services available. There is always plenty of fun, food & activities for everyone.

Support A Team!


  • 9/3 Photo Submissions For Billboard Consideration
  • 9/15 Photo Submissions for Banner/Route Signs
  • 9/15 Sponsor Entries For T-Shirts/Banners
  • 9/22 Last Day To Register & Get T-Shirts
  • 10/05 Online Registration CLOSES

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