Augusta Buddy Walk

Save the Date for our 2024 Buddy Walk!
Saturday, November 9th, 2024
10am-1pm at Evans Town Center Park.

Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who participated for making the 2023 Buddy Walk a success.  It was a great day of celebrating our Buddies and enjoying a beautiful morning with all of our friends and families. More pictures coming soon.


To register for the CSRA Buddy Walk – October 2022, please visit our registration site.


Funds raised through the Augusta Buddy Walk® will provide critically needed family support and services:

  • New parent packages
  • Group events + education
  • Tuition for Summer Camps
  • Attendance of the National Down Syndrome Conference
  • Book Club for Teens and Adults

We accept credit card and bank account donations through PayPal. A PayPal account is not required to donate by credit card.

We also accept payments through Venmo. Please send your contribution to @UpsideofDowns.

We appreciate your support. Upside of Downs, Inc is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible.

About the Buddy Walk

Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has become the premier advocacy event for Down Syndrome in the United States. It is also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.


Do I need to know someone with Down syndrome to participate in a Buddy Walk®?
Not at all. The goal of the Buddy Walk® is to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join a Buddy Walk®!

Do I need to register in advance?
Registering in advance helps us with the planning of the event and ensures that you will receive a T-shirt.

What do the funds raised at the Buddy Walk® support?
Each Buddy Walk® is required to give 7% of funds raised to NDSS, which directly supports the NDSS National Policy Center.

We strive to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities and are committed to our ongoing work of ensuring that people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to be accepted & included in every aspect of a full and complete life. Your contribution will help make this advocacy work possible.