15th Annual Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk on Saturday - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

15th Annual Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk on Saturday

Buddy Walk this Saturday (Source: WOIO) Buddy Walk this Saturday (Source: WOIO)

Join the Up Side of Downs at the 15th Annual Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk on Saturday, August 15, 2015. Experience the thrill of walking on the warning track at Progressive Field while enjoying the sites of downtown Cleveland on this 1-mile wheel-friendly walk in celebration of individuals with Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk was created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  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 Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to more than 250 walks held worldwide this year.  In 2013, more than $12.1 million was raised nationwide by over 305,000 participants to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Day-of Registration opens at 9:00 A.M.

Buddy Walk steps off at 10:00 A.M.

Post-walk celebration till 1:00 P.M.

To register and/or donate, click HERE.

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