Buddy Walk - The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte

Buddy Walk

2021 is our 24th Buddy Walk! Join us for a day of celebration and fun!


Our Buddy Walk is going VIRTUAL!


Virtual Opening Ceremonies ONLINE, Saturday, October 10th at 3:21pm EST

Virtually “Walk Your Way” between October 10th and October 31st

Buddy Walk Car Parade at Elevation Church Blakeney, Saturday, October 31st at 3:21pm EST

For more event details click here.

As our largest fundraiser of the year, the Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk provides about 50% of the needed resources for the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte to fulfill its mission. Every day we make meaningful strides to foster inclusion and to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome. There is no better way to celebrate people with Down syndrome than taking part in our 23rd Annual Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk!

It’s never to early to register your team and get started recruiting participants to join us in October and share in a wonderful celebration with the community.

Check out our 2020 Team Friendraising and Fundraising Incentives!

Interested in becoming a SPONSOR?

Contact Holly Zipperer or CALL NOW (704.536.2163) to become a 2020 Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk sponsor!

Check out our 2020 Buddy Walk Sponsorship brochure for more details.

 Learn more about the important work we are doing for people with Down syndrome in 2019 because of your generous support.


Historically, The Buddy Walk, developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate October, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and provide an annual public platform for advocacy, is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. Hundreds of thousands of people walk from coast to coast and around the world each year. The goal of the Buddy Walk is three-fold: to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome; to raise the funds necessary to develop innovative and effective programs; and to enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and national policy and practice.


See you in October!



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