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.
Buddy Walks are supported nationally by NDSS and organized in the Los Angeles area by the DSALA. The 2011 Buddy Walk will be held on Sunday, November 13, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia.
Over the past sixteen years, the Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to nearly 300 expected in 2011. Last year, 285,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk As well as the half-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training.
The fun-filled day includes games, crafts, food, entertainment and an information fair - all for the price of admission. It is a great 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 the DSALA Buddy Walk®. Visit http://buddywalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=487077 for more information about the 2011 DSALA Buddy Walk.