Puget Sound Buddy Walk® Fact Sheet
SUNDAY OCTOBER 6th, 2013
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
WHAT: The Buddy Walk®... The Buddy Walk was developed 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 300 walks planned for 2012 worldwide. In 2011, more than $11.2 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
Co-sponsored by the Seattle Center, the 16th Annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk® is hosted by the Down Syndrome Community (DSC) a non-profit organization committed to building a caring, supportive community through networking, educational seminars and social programs that cultivate friendships which positively impact families in the Puget Sound area.
WHEN: Puget Sound Buddy Walk® is from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 6th 2013
located on the north side of the Seattle Center Campus, near the foot of the
WHO: Children, teens and adults with Down syndrome, family members, friends, teachers, healthcare professionals, teams and members of the community are all welcomed to join in the fun! Come one come all;
WHY: October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month and more than 300 Buddy Walk® events will occur throughout the United States. After the walk, you and your family will enjoy entertainment for everyone, including music, dancing, face painting, a fishing booth with prizes, clowns plus photography, art and jewelry created by local artists with Down syndrome.
Heidi Heier Memorial Sharing Library will be at the Puget Sound Buddy Walk
The Buddy Walk is co-sponsored by the
Down Syndrome Community
Center, part of Seattle Center Community Created Events
For more information and to donate online please visit
|We are also able to accept donations to support the Puget Sound Buddy Walk® and the Down Syndrome Community via PayPal. The Puget Sound Buddy Walk® is our largest annual fundraiser, which allows us to sponsor educational and social activities and events throughout the greater Puget Sound Region. We are a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so your donation is fully tax-deductible.||
For more information see: http://www.pugetsoundbuddywalk.com