Virtual Buddy Walk Information

Dates: October 10th through October 31st

  • October 10th - Kickoff with drive-thru t-shirt pick up  
  • October 10th-30th - Host your walk and enjoy virtual contests, games and engaging content on our Facebook page

  • October 31st - Facebook Virtual Celebration 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 
     

Location: Pick a day and location in your community and Walk in Your World, Your Way!
All virtual events will take place on DSAA’s Facebook page; follow us today! 

Registration: Complete your online registration to receive your 2020 Buddy Walk t-shirt and Buddy Walk Kit. When you register, choose the site where you would like to pick up your walk items (team captains only - locations listed below).


Kickoff and Drive-thru T-Shirt Pick Up | Saturday, October 10th | 9 am - 1 pm
Tune in to our social media outlets throughout the day for kickoff fun! Check back here for specific times for Facebook Lives. 

Even though we encourage you to stay in your vehicle for t-shirt pick up, make an event of the day! Bring your Buddy and the whole family, collect your material, enjoy some music and have a photo-op from your car with superheroes and princesses nearby! 

 

Pick-Up Locations:

  1. Roswell, Gigi’s Playhouse: 11235 Alpharetta Hwy Suite 120, Roswell, 30076 

  2. Norcross, Glass Doctor: 4405 International Blvd NW Ste 113, Bldg B, Norcross, 30093

  3. Marietta, Kennesaw State University at Marietta: 1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060  

  4. Sharpsburg near Peachtree City: 394 Timbercreek Estates Dr, Sharpsburg, 30277

For other arrangements, contact Sheryl Arno (sheryl.arno@dsaatl.org)

**Team Captains are responsible for picking up their team’s shirts and Buddy Walk kit, plus yard signs if purchased as an extra during registration. If individuals registered to a team, their shirts will be in the team’s bag and the Team Captain will pick up their shirts with the rest of the team shirts (like in year’s past). 


The Walk | October 10th - 30th
We encourage you to be creative and celebrate your Buddy however you like! Decorate wagons, strollers, and bikes; make signs, buttons, and stickers with your Buddy’s name or image. Take pictures and videos of your walk and send them to DSAA (buddywalk@dsaatl.org) to be included in the Facebook Virtual Celebration on 10/31!

There are no guidelines or rules, but here are a few ideas: 

  • Engage immediate neighbors with Buddy Walk yard signs to create a walking route

  • Invite local team members to drive by the Buddy’s home in decorated cars with signs, balloons, costumes, music, etc. 

  • Host a dance party in your living room with your immediate household and send out a Zoom link for your team to join

  • Create a photo montage! Ask friends and family to send in pictures and create a slideshow to share with your team via Zoom

  • Facetime team members as each person walks together in their own location

  • Meet up in a local park with friends and family socially distanced on their own blanket; Have a picnic and walk together

  • Ask local businesses to sponsor you as you raise awareness in your community

  • Walk one mile a day for 21 days, expanding our world by walking with a different person in a different location each day!


Virtual Celebration | Saturday, October 31st | 10:30 am - 12 pm
Tune in to our Facebook Live to celebrate our community, announce awards, and do a year in review. What else is in store?  A video montage of Buddies across our state walking in their community, guest celebrities, announcements, and other fun surprises. Don’t forget to send us pictures and videos from your walk, so that we can share them in our video montage! Email us at buddywalk@dsaatl.org 

 

Please join DSAA for the 2020 Virtual Buddy Walk. We are Expanding Our World by bringing awareness to the community one step at a time! Although we cannot be together in person, we encourage you to participate in our largest outreach and fundraiser of the year! 

 

Follow us on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DSAAtlanta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dsaatl/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AtlantaDSAA

 

For additional information contact:
buddywalk@dsaatl.org


Meagan Nash, Buddy Walk Chair
meagan.nash@dsaatl.org

Sheryl Arno, DSAA Executive Director
sheryl.arno@dsaatl.org
770-310-1236