What is the Buddy Walk®?
The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome. The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks today. Each year, more than $12 million is raised across the country and around the world to support local programs and services, as well as national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down Syndrome.
What is Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society?
The mission of CMDSS is to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities across Central Mississippi. Our vision is for a community where people with Down syndrome have limitless opportunities and the ability to pursue their dreams.
*Children under 2 years of age may enter the Buddy Walk at no cost, but will not receive a t-shirt. Additional t-shirts will be available for purchase at the event.