Posts by Jennifer

We want to send you to the Buddy Walk on Washington!

Something new this year that Buddy Walk Committee has decided is that every team that raises over $10,000 this year will get a trip for 3 to the Buddy Walk on Washington! Yes that is hotel, airfare, and conference fees. We think it’s so important for every family to get involved in advocating. The Buddy…

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Buddy Walk on Washington 2016

Today was a day filled of fear, being proud, way out of my comfort zone, and a bunch of other emotions. Today I went to Capitol Hill and talked to Illinois Representatives and Senators to advocate for individual with Down syndrome during the Buddy Walk on Washington. Our objective was 3 fold: 1 – Get…

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2015 Walk wrap up

Thank you, everyone, who came out to this year’s walk, who could have asked for a better day?! Today I put the rest of the Buddy Walk stuff in my attic and it’s kind of  bittersweet to close out another year. Although it is nice to have some time back, it’s sad to see all the Down…

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iPad Grants

Thanks to our wonderful walkers and sponsors we are able to announce the continuation of our iPad Grant program. We will be giving out 5 iPad grants to our walker families. We know that having the right technology can help an individual with Down syndrome achieve greater knowledge, independence and more! Download and fill out the PDF…

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We need Talent!!

We heard you on the survey and we are working hard to get some talent for our talent stage!! So far we have Chrome 47, GiGi’s Cheer Gems and Special Needs Theatre but we have more spots to fill!! Do you have a dance group, band, cheer group or any type of performance group that includes…

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Really excited for the 2015 Buddy Walk

In April I was privileged to be a part of the 2015 Buddy Walk Conference. Wow what a wonderful 24 hours! I got to meet organizers from all over the US, meet some of the National Walk Sponsors, plus got a sneak peek of the movie Where Hope Grows and see the ceremonial signing of the Virginia…

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NEW – iPad Grants to be given out this year

Thanks to our wonderful walkers and sponsors we are able to announce a new program this year! We will be giving out 5 iPad grants to our walker families. We know that having the right technology can help an individual with Down syndrome achieve greater knowledge, independence and more! Download and fill out the PDF application to…

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September 4th Gordon Biersch – Fundraiser

Join us at Gordon Biersch with the Promenade Bolingbrook for Brats, Bags, & Beer! Partial proceeds from outside tent sales will benefit the Chicagoland Buddy Walk. 5:30 – 8:00p – Enjoy Gordon Biersch Beer & Brats special outside in the Beer Garden $11 6pm – 8pm – Naperville’s One More Time band Performing on the…

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My trip to the Buddy Walk on Washington

For the first time this year the Buddy Walk Organizer meeting and the Buddy Walk on Washington were back to back. So this was the first year that I was able to do both, each was it own great experience! Today I wanted to share a little from my Buddy Walk on Washington experience. Let…

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