Sep 7, 2024

Help DSASG raise much needed funds to make the future brighter for people with Down syndrome!

Make strides for Down syndrome. Get involved and be inspired!

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Your support will help people with Down syndrome in our community

You can impact the lives of people with Down syndrome in our community. The Down Syndrome Association of South Georgia is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization led by volunteer parents and members of our community whose mission is to benefit the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families through support, education, public education and awareness, and advocacy.

This year, we are launching our new medical outreach program, our new elementary school enrichment program, as well as our new teen and adult enrichment program, and your donation will help make these programs a success. The association envisions a community that cultivates a sense of belonging, welcomes people with different abilities, and offers opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome to become contributing members of our community and society.

About The Buddy Walk®

In 1995, thousands of steps were taken towards a better tomorrow. Since then, the Buddy Walk® has become known as 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 South Georgia Buddy Walk® started in 2020 when we celebrated with a virtual event during the pandemic. In 2021, we had our first in-person Buddy Walk® at Freedom Park on a beautiful Saturday morning. In 2022, we had over thirty teams and celebrated our Buddies with Down syndrome at Freedom Park.

Last year, we were in the heart of Valdosta, at Unity Park where we had over 300 buddies and their families celebrated.

This year, we will have the Buddy Walk® at the Hahira Train Depot! We hope you all can join us for a fun and heart-warming morning promoting awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.


Every Dollar Makes a Difference

Help a family of a child with Down syndrome attend the Buddy Walk®

Sometimes, our families need assistance to offset the cost of registration. Can we count on you to help them participate in this wonderful event? Your logo and business will be featured on our social media.