Buddy Walk


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Grand Marshal: Darbi Brumbaugh                                                                                                                                    

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The Buddy Walk® is a walk in which anyone can participate without special training. The walk route is approximately 1.2 miles along downtown Fort Wayne streets around Parkview Field.  September 9, 2017 has been declared DSANI BUDDY WALK® DAY in Fort Wayne! This acceptance and advocacy Walk is also an inspirational and educational event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Whether you are living with Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, we would love for you to join us for the 19th Annual Buddy Walk at Parkview Field.

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The DSANI Buddy Walk® is the second largest Buddy Walk® in Indiana! The Buddy Walk® is a trademarked program that was created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to assist local parent groups in their advocacy efforts. With more than 275 walks taking place in our city and around the country and abroad, we are able to speak with a unified and stronger voice in creating awareness and acceptance of Down syndrome. Once you cross the “Finish Line”, the dance party begins with activities and entertainment. Fun is sure to be had by all!

Our 2017 Buddy Walk fundraising goal is $90,000 which will help us enhance the lives of people living with Down syndrome, advocate on their behalf, provide information and support to families and professionals and promote acceptance and inclusion. Because DSANI receives no local, federal or state funding, the success of our organization is largely dependent on the success of the Buddy Walk®.  We need your help to make this year’s Buddy Walk the best one yet!  We can’t wait to share the day with you!

See you on September 9th!

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