Walk Day Information

The Columbus Buddy Walk® is more than a walk, it's a family reunion. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support – we invite you to join us during our 2020 Walk Your Way Weekend, October 3-4!  

During the 2020 Columbus Buddy Walk®- Walk Your Way Weekend, you will join more than 14,000 walkers from all over Ohio as we unite for a common cause and raise funds to support the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio.

*Individuals with Down syndrome have complimentary registration, but still must be registered! 


2020 Columbus Buddy Walk® - Walk Your Way Weekend

Saturday, October 3 - Sunday, October 4, 2020

Wherever YOU want to celebrate!

Schedule of Events for the Weekend: (*Additional Events will be added as we receive feedback from team captains!)

  • Pre-Recorded Opening Ceremonies
  • Pre-Recorded New Parent Welcome Ceremony
  • Pre-Recorded Closing Ceremonies
  • Live Zoom Dance Party from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4

Celebration Ideas!

  • Host your own tailgate at your home
  • Team up with other Buddy Walk® team captains in your town and host a big party at a local park or school
  • Arrange to have a Car Parade to celebrate your loved one with Down syndrome from a distance
  • Check out DSACO’s Schedule of Events for other teams’ tailgates and visit with friends (that’s what DSACO will be doing ?)

At-Home Celebration Kits:

We encourage you to celebrate the 2020 Columbus Buddy Walk® YOUR WAY! This means YOU plan what is best for you and your family! DSACO is working to provide at-home celebration kits to help you celebrate!

All team captains will receive a BASE CELEBRATION KIT of virtual tools to use, including:

  • DJ Playlist
  • Filters, Frames, Graphics for social media use
  • Links to pre-recoded ceremonies
  • Link to Jumbotron Presentation

Please send your Walk Your Way Weekend plans to Evanthia Brillhart at ebrillhart@dsaco.net so we can better customize our at-home celebration kits!

AT-HOME CELEBRATION KIT LEVELS:

$250 raised – Receive a customized (includes a photo of your loved one with DS) yard sign

*More levels and incentives will be announced in the coming weeks, stay tuned!