Oct 19, 2024

8th Annual F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Buddy Walk®

Join us for the 8th Annual FRIENDS Buddy Walk® at Carrollwood Village Park! Check-in and fun family activities begin at 10:00am. Team Awards & Buddy walk Medals at 11:00am. Opening Ceremony at 11:30am, and walk at 12:21pm. Scroll down for more details.

$3,015Raised of $100,000

Join us for the 8th F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Annual Buddy Walk® on Saturday, October 19th, 2024!

Since its inception in 1995, the Buddy Walk® has stood as the foremost advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States, gaining global recognition as the leading public awareness initiative for the Down syndrome community. Drawing participants from across the nation each year, the Buddy Walk® serves as a beacon of unity, inspiration, and celebration.

This annual event not only fosters a sense of community among individuals with Down syndrome and special needs but also serves as a vital fundraiser in support of FRIENDS Down Syndrome Special Needs West FL's mission. We serve as a vital resource for information and support concerning Down syndrome and various special needs, offering programs designed to foster the inclusion, equality, and diversity of individuals within our community. Additionally, FRIENDS provides invaluable support and guidance to families, caregivers, educators, employers, and professionals dedicated to serving individuals with Down syndrome and special needs.

Event Schedule

8:00AM: VOLUNTEER & EXHIBITOR CHECK-IN

10:00AM: CHECK-IN & T-SHIRT PICK UP

10:30AM: GUEST SPEAKERS

11:00AM: AWARDS AND BUDDY WALK MEDALS

12:21PM: OPENING CEREMONY & WALK STARTS

1:45PM: OPPORTUNITY DRAWING FOR PRIZES

2:00PM: EVENT CONCLUDES

This is a rain or shine event, no refunds will be issued for walk registrations.

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