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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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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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Call for Volunteers!!

As you may know the Buddy Walk is ran entirely by volunteers!! So we are calling on a few to help the walk run smoothly. If you can spare a few hours the day of the walk please sign up here: http://bit.ly/chibw-volunteer If you would like to get more involved and would like to help with…

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Help us spread the word about the 2013 Buddy Walk

Help us spread the word about the walk. Below you will find a PDF flyer for the walk. Pass them out at out church, schools, dry cleaners, etc! Put them in your bulletins, newsletters whatever! Email them to your friends and relatives. We are close to being the largest Buddy Walk in the nation, lets…

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Raffle Prize winners

Due to the severe weather we altered our ‘must be present to win’ rule. Below are the winning ticket numbers for the items that were not picked up the day of. If you have the winning ticket please contact us at info@chicagolandbuddywalk.org with your information.     Raffle number Winning Ticket Item 32 Orange – 068634…

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