$276,242 Raised $333,000 Goal

Join the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio as we unite for a common cause and raise funds at the 2022 NE Ohio 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!

For all the event details for the Buddy Walk, click Event Day Information.

To participate in this event, select the "REGISTER" button to set up a new or returning 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.

Returning Team Captains please note: in Step 2 of registration, make sure to provide your user name and password when prompted to have access to your team and donor information from the last walk event. Click here for instructions.

If you would like to make a donation to the  Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio, please select the DONATE button. You can also donate to an individual or team by visiting their fundraising page under the TEAMS/PEOPLE tab. 


Online registration has closed.  You can register in person at the event starting at 7:30 am.   We are going to be cashless again this year.  If you want to register the day of the walk, you will need to scan the designated QR code and complete the form on your phone.  Show your receipt at the registration table to get your shirts.   There will be volunteers to offer assistance and answer questions. 

Participant Registration, includes a t-shirt: $21

Individual with Down syndrome, includes t-shirt: free

T-shirts, onesies, and bandanas are not guaranteed after 7/13/22.


Early t-shirt pick up has ended.  T-shirts not picked up will be available at Lake Metroparks Farmpark the day of the Buddy Walk.

Our Buddies will be in the Vintage Heather Red and all other participants will be in the Vintage Heather Blue

Check out this year's t-shirt design!

Northeast Ohio Buddy Walk®

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Gates Open: 7:30 am
Opening Ceremony: 9:00 am
Walk Steps Off: 10:00 am

Lake Metroparks Farmpark



Date: Saturday, August 20, 2022
Starts at: 07:30 AM


Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid Chardon Road
Kirtland, OH 44094


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