The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
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NDSS Events

Upcoming Events

21st Annual Buddy Walk® in New York City

Saturday, September 19, 2015 
Location: Central Park, New York, NY

2014 New York City Buddy Walk® Select Photos


30th ANNUAL Gala and Auction: Let the Good Times Roll

Thursday, March 10, 2016 
Location: B.B. King's Blues Club, New York, NY

Save the date for the 30th Annual Gala and Auction at B.B. King's Blues Club in New York City. Our Annual Gala and Auction is a celebration of the NDSS mission, the accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome and those who contribute to the Down syndrome community. For more information, email NDSS Senior Director of Special Events, Madeline Alemar, at

Past Events


Wednesday, July 15, 2015 
Location: Eastern Market North Hall, Washington, DC

NDSS hosted our 11th Annual Caring with Congress, an annual Washington, DC-based event, on Capitol Hill to raise funds to support the Research Innovation and Discovery Fund (The Fund). Thank you to everyone who came out to support The Fund and thank you to this year's Congressional Champions of Change who continue to make the world a better place for people with Down syndrome.

2014 Caring with Congress Select Photos


Monday, June 15, 2015
Baltusrol Golf Club, Springfield, New Jersey

NDSS was joined by a group of remarkable golfers on Monday, June 15, 2015 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey to help raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the value of individuals with Down syndrome in our community. 

28th Annual Gala and Auction: Venetian masquerade ball

Espace, New York, New York
NDSS honored Fox's hit TV show GLEE, Sesame Street and Senator Robert P. Casey. 

2015 NDSS Gala and Auction Photos

2014 NDSS Luncheon

The 2014 National Down Sydrome Society Luncheon was held on Monday, October 6, 2014 in New York City. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was honored and Michelle Purri was featured as the Melissa Riggio Voices Award recipient. The luncheon will once again be presented by Barnes & Noble. 

2014 Luncheon Select Photos

20th Annual Buddy Walk® in New York City

People traveled from all over the country to join NDSS in celebrating the 20th Annual Buddy Walk in New York City! It was a fun and inspiring day with perfect weather! Thanks to everyone who came out and made this day special! 

2014 New York City Buddy Walk® Select Photos


To learn more about how to get involved with our events,
contact NDSS Development Department at
Make a donation in support of NDSS Special Events.

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  • My Great Story
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