17th Annual Buddy Walk

PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Click here to register online.

Save 50% off the t-shirt fee if you register online before June 15th!

The DSANI Annual 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 on creating awareness of Down syndrome. Once you cross the “Finish Line” the After-party begins with activities and entertainment. Fun is sure to be had by all!

The Buddy Walk is a walk 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, plan to join us for the 17th Annual Buddy Walk at Parkview Field! 

This year's fundraising goal is $90,000 which will help us enhance the lives of people affected by Down syndrome, advocate on their behalf, provide information and support to families and professionals and promote acceptance and inclusion. We need your help to make this year's Buddy Walk a success!

Please Note: DSANI is continually seeking ways to improve our organization and the services we provide. In an effort to utilize more of the funds raised by the Buddy Walk for programming and services, lunch will not be provided. However, there will be concession stands open at Parkview Field so please plan accordingly.

Registration/Check-In Opens at 9am | Walk begins at 10am


Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

To become a sponsor, please contact Shelley Yoder at 260-471-9964 or s.yoder@dsani.org

Platinum Sponsor ($5,000 donation): TBA

Gold Sponsors ($2,500 donation): TBA

Silver Sponsors ($1,000 donation): TBA

Bronze Sponsors ($500 donation): TBA 

Friend Sponsors ($250 donation): TBA

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