This year's walk will be on Saturday, September 29th at Stanley Park in Westfield. Celebrating our 15th year!

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals.

Over the past sixteen years, the Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to over 300 expected in 2016 across the country and around the world. Last year alone, 315,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk! They raised more than $13 million to benefit local programs and services as well as the national advocacy initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk is approximately two-miles in which anyone can participate without special training. It is an inspirational and educational event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, come and join a Buddy Walk in your local community!

A huge thank you to our 2018 Buddy Walk Sponsors!

Sponsorship Info

Buddy Walk Presenting Sponsor - $2,500

  • Twenty (20) Buddy Walk T-Shirts
  • Company name and logo to appear as Presenting Sponsor on event materials
  • Company logo to appear on back of Buddy Walk T-shirt as Presenting Sponsor*
  • Company Name listed on registration website
  • Company name/logo to appear with link to company website on DSRGWM website *
  • Company name/logo to appear on a sign along the walk route or at picnic site*
  • Corporate recognition in DSRGWM newsletter*
  • Company name announced on DSRGWM Facebook page*

Buddy Walk Platinum Sponsor - $1,000

  • Ten (10) Buddy Walk T-Shirts
  • Company name and logo to appear as Platinum Sponsor on event materials
  • Company name and logo to appear on back of Buddy Walk T-Shirt*
  • Company name listed on registration website
  • Company name/logo to appear on a sign along the walk route or at picnic site*
  • Corporate recognition in DSRGWM newsletter*
  • Company name announced on DSRGWM Facebook page*

Buddy Walk Gold Sponsor - $500

  • Five (5) Buddy Walk T-Shirts
  • Company Name to appear as Gold Sponsor on event materials
  • Company name listed on back of Buddy Walk T-Shirt*
  • Company name/logo to appear on a sign along the walk route or at picnic site*
  • Corporate recognition in DSRGWM newsletter*
  • Company name announced on DSRGWM Facebook page*

Buddy Walk Silver Sponsor - $250

  • Two (2) Buddy Walk T-Shirts
  • Company name/logo to appear on a sign along the walk route or at picnic site*
  • Corporate recognition in DSRGWM newsletter
  • Company name announced on DSRGWM Facebook page

*In order to assure logo on all materials a commitment form must be received by Aug 1st, 2018. 

Download the commitment form below:

2018 Sponsor Form.pdf
Download additional pledge forms here.

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