Join the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 1 for the 2016 Buddy Walk, a one-mile fundraising event around historic Forsyth Park. Thousands of people are expected to attend the Buddy Run, which raises awareness and funds for local programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. The walk begins at 10 a.m., with the Family Fun Festival, featuring face painting, pumpkin painting, the BOO Boutique, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments, immediately following the walk and run until 2 p.m.
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. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome at this event. Bring your carriage, strollers, wheelchairs, little red wagons and pets. Don’t leave anyone behind as we stroll around Forsyth Park. The goals of Buddy Walk are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice.
The cost to attend is $15 per person or $50 for a family of four. In addition to participating in the walk, registration includes a T-shirt, lunch and admission to the family-fun festival. To register or make donations, click here.
Those interested in participating may also sign up starting at 8:30 a.m. the day of the Buddy Run (Oct. 1, 2016). For more information about Buddy Walk, contact John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or email@example.com.