Become a Sponsor

The 15th Annual Buddy Walk® (one-mile walk) will be held Saturday, October 5, 2019. This is our organization’s only fundraiser and serves as an opportunity to celebrate and educate our community about Down syndrome. More than 500 dedicated friends, families, and extended partners will gather at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.


Our continued success depends on sponsors like you!

Over ninety percent of all money raised directly benefits members of the Champaign County Down Syndrome Network who are “Awesome” just like this year’s Ambassador, Daniel, age 4. >>>

The Champaign County Down Syndrome Network (DSN) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that serves as a support network for families and professionals touched by Down syndrome in East Central Illinois.  Our mission is to raise awareness in our community by supporting inclusion, advocacy, education, and activities that enrich the lives of people with Down syndrome.

As you plan your budget for the remainder of 2019, please consider DSN for your charitable contributions. Our members with Down syndrome will be able to meet their goals with the generous support of companies like yours. We invite you to join us as a sponsor for our 15th Annual Buddy Walk®.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.  We sincerely hope you will support us this year.  Your funding will help all people with Down syndrome step towards a brighter future.


Super Buddy ($5,000)
Premier recognition at Buddy Walk website, on t-shirts, event signs, and during the program
Best Buddy ($2,500)
Recognition at Buddy Walk website, with large logo on t-shirts and on event signs
Buddy ($1,000)
Recognition at Buddy Walk website and large logo on t-shirts
Best Friend ($500)
Recognition at Buddy Walk website and small logo on t-shirts
Friend ($250)
Recognition at Buddy Walk website using logo
Pal ($100)
Recognition at Buddy Walk website
In-Kind Donation
Donation of food or services valued at $150 or greater
Contact Connie Hilson to discuss an In-Kind Donation.


Have a question on sponsorships, contact Connie Hilson by phone: (217) 766-1044 or by email: buddywalk@champaigndsn.org.