Join the Family Connection of SC - Columbia as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2019 Columbia Buddy Walk®. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today! Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!
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® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The name Buddy Walk® promotes inclusion between friends of all abilities.
To get started, just select the "REGISTER" button to start a team, join a team or register as an individual. Additional family members can be added by selecting the green "Add Another Registrant" button during Step 3. After you register, you can start your team or personal fundraising page by selecting the "Fundraising Page Set Up" button at the top of the online receipt.
Team Captains please note: Make sure to provide your user name and password when prompted during registration to have access to your team and donor information from last year.
If you can not attend this event but would like to make a donation to Family Connections of South Caroloina, please select the DONATE button. You can also donate to an individual or team by visiting their fundraising page under the TEAMS/PEOPLE tab.
Buddy Walk Participants without a t-shirt are free.
Buddy Walk Participants with a t-shirt are $10.
Our Special Buddies with a t-shirt are free.