Posted on August 31, 2017 by Amanda Surowitz
Join the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society for the 2017 Buddy Walk on October 7th, 2017 at 10 a.m. The Buddy Walk is a one mile fundraising event around historic Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia.
Thousands of people are expected to attend the event, which raises awareness and funds for local programs, including Camp Buddy, that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. Last year’s LDSS Buddy Walk welcomed over 5,000 participants.
The Buddy Walk Program welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. Bring your carriage, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets. Don’t leave anyone behind as we stroll around Forsyth Park. The goals are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Last year alone, Buddy Walk events nationally raised more that $11.2 million to benefit education, research and advocacy initiatives, as well as the Night of Champions, Camp Buddy and many other services right here in the Lowcountry and Coastal Empire.
The walk begins at 10:00 am. The Family Fun Festival begins immediately following the walk. The Festival will feature all kinds of activities – such as face painting, pumpkin painting, the BOO Boutique, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments – and lasts until 2 pm. The LDSS Buddy Walk is one of more than 300 Buddy Walks taking place across the country this October to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
Visit the online registration page to sign up and make your donation on your credit card securely using Paypal. As an alternative to registering online, you may sign up starting at 8:30 AM day of the event, or you can download and print the Buddy Walk Registration Form (and the Donation Collection Form for non-walkers).
Registration is $15.00 per person or $50.00 for a family of four. Registration includes this years limited edition T-shirt, lunch and admission to the festival.
For more information, please call John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505.