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.
The CSRA (Central Savannah River Area) Buddy Walk® will be held in Aiken and Augusta in alternating years, with Upside of Downs Augusta and Upside of Downs Aiken each hosting in their respective years.
This year’s Buddy Walk® will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, from 9 AM to 12 PM at the Evans Towne Center Park in Evans, GA. We would love for you to join us!
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Sponsor the Buddy Walk®
We invite businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals to sponsor the Buddy Walk or donate to our online silent auction. A variety of sponsor levels and gift ideas are available. Your donation is sure to help our auction be a success. Donations are tax-deductible and we will provide a receipt on request.
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.
To register for the CSRA Buddy Walk – Augusta 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.