Welcome to the 13 th annual Buddy Walk of
South Plainfield- Serving Central NJ. The walk will be held on
October 1, 2016 at Putnam Park in South Plainfield, New Jersey.
The Buddy Walk of South Plainfield is a Tax Exempt 501c(3).
Checks should be made out to: Buddy Walk of South Plainfield.
Let me give you some background on what a "Buddy Walk" is exactly.
The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals.
Over the past sixteen years, the Buddy Walk program has grown from 17 walks to nearly 250 expected in 2016 across the country and around the world. Last year alone, 295,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk!
They raised more than $13 million to benefit local programs and services as well as the national advocacy initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
Thank you for