The Buddy Walk is a celebration of everyone who is touched by someone with Down Syndrome.

The Chicagoland Buddy Walk has become a great gathering of family and friends of someone with Down syndrome. Our walkers have named it 'Tentgating". A place for everyone to come enjoy an afternoon of fun and community.

There is always something to do or see at the walk. Don't miss out on this great family fun!

 

Registration starts late spring! Get on our list to get all the details!

 
575
Volunteers since 2002
30200
Number of Walkers since 2002
$
1187000
Donations given out since 2002

What does the Chicagoland Buddy Walk Do?

Awareness

The Buddy Walk bring awareness though press that is generated due to the event and also through our walkers when they collection pledges. Each time they ask for a pledge it gives them an opportunity to talk about what it means to have Down syndrome.

Funding

The monies that we raise goes towards iPad grants, scholarships for continuing education, supports local Chicagoland Down syndrome groups and also to NDSS (National Down Syndrome Society).

Volunteer Involvement

Our walk is run completely by a Volunteer committee and our day of volunteers are from the community and schools. It a great way to get more involved with interacting with individual with Down syndrome.

Support

For many this might be the first time they meet other families with an individual with Down syndrome. It's a great to showcase what individual CAN do when they are given the opportunity.

Sponsorship

We love it when business get involved with the walk. Not just by money donations but by creating company teams or volunteering their employees for the day.

A Great Day in the Park... err golf course

Overall the Buddy Walk is a great with to get in touch with the Down syndrome world. The are so many different levels you can get involved.