Thank you for a fun Buddy Walk 2013!
Big thank you to our sponsors for the 2013 Buddy Walk and our Amazing photographers
What is the Buddy Walk?
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.The Buddy Walk is now in its eighteenth year. What started in 1995 as 17 walks has grown to more than 250 walks across the country and around the world. Last year alone, 285,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk and collectively they raised over $11 million to benefit local programs and services and NDSS national advocacy initiatives. The Buddy Walk is a one-mile 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, come and join a Buddy Walk in your local community! DSACT BUDDY WALK:The Buddy Walk is DSACT primary fundraising event for the whole year. Through the Buddy Walk, we raise the resources needed to fund the programs we provide throughout the year. Each year, the DSACT Buddy Walk get larger and larger. This year, we are hoping to have over 100 teams, and raise over $180,000 for DSACT.
2013 Buddy Walk Schedule:
12:00 pm Registration Begins
12:30-1:30 Lunch is served
2:00 pm Buddy Walk Begins
Amazing entertainment line-up includes:
- Horse and pony rides
- The Warrior Storm Martial Arts Demonstration
- Musical Guest, Monte Warden
- The National Anthem sung by Ariel Herrera & Payton Keller
- Cedar Park High Cheerleaders and Drill Team
- The Cheer Station Super Flyers
- “The Spirit of Elvis” Featured by Randy Hinson
- Silent Auction
- Special Educator Award Ceremony
- Fire truck visit
- Minis and Friends Mini-Donkey visit
- Helicopter visit from Travis County STAR Flight
4:00 pm Buddy Walk Event Ends
Reunion Ranch Activities: Miniature Golf, Covered Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Lake with Paddle Boats, Volleyball/Basketball and Softball Court
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