Apr 30, 2023

Buddy Walk® Lafayette 2023

Join us for the Buddy Walk® Lafayette and help honor and celebrate people with Down syndrome in our community! Scroll down for event details.

$17,761Raised of $40,000

Join us for the 2023 Buddy Walk® Lafayette on Sunday, April 30, 2023!

Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has been 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® attracts thousands of participants from coast to coast each year.

A day of inspiration and celebration, the walk brings together the Down syndrome community all while raising funds to support the mission of Down Syndrome Indiana. Down Syndrome Indiana is a one-stop-shop for information and resources on Down syndrome. The programs it offers are intended to promote the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in their greater community, as well as to offer support and information to families, caregivers, educators, employers and the professionals who serve individuals with Down syndrome.


Registering for the Buddy Walk® Lafayette is as easy as 1-2-3!

1. Sign Up

All participants attending the walk must be registered and accept the terms and conditions of the waiver. This helps our team get an accurate headcount for the event. Click on the Register Now button above to sign up yourself and any family or friends that will be joining you.

Each team member can decide if they wish to fundraise or not. While every little bit DSI receives goes toward amazing programs, we recognize for some that the fundraising element can be daunting. We want everyone to feel welcome to participate in spreading awareness on October 7th by walking with their team!

Click on the "How Do I?" tab at the top of the page to view step-by-step registration instructions.

2. Customize Your Online Fundraising Page

You'll be prompted to create a team page or join a team during registration, and can update your page at any time. We recommend customizing your personal fundraising page by editing the message and adding a unique photo. You can do this anytime and as many times as you like by clicking "Edit Page" while logged in.

3. Spread the Word

Once your personal fundraising page has been set up, you can send emails to your friends and family by clicking "Share" then "Share via Email or Text". The emails will provide a direct link to your personal page where your friends and family can make a donation on your behalf. We've even written some sample emails to help get you started!

If you are unable to attend the Buddy Walk®, you can still register and join us virtually by helping fundraise! Or, you can simply make a charitable donation to help support the Down Syndrome Indiana by clicking on the Donate To This Event button at the top of the page.

For additional assistance, please email volunteer@dsindiana.org or call 317-523-0775

Click Here To Learn How To Register

Celebrate with us!!!


2023 Sponsors

We have FIVE sponsorship levels to choose from. Finding sponsors is one of the easiest ways to increase your team's fundraising and move up the leaderboard! You can find the five sponsorship levels on the "Be A Sponsor" tab. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor or know a company that might be interested, please email volunteer@dsindiana.org for more information.