The Buddy Walk is the largest fundraiser of the Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh. Our mission to enrich the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and their families in our community, is largely funded through Buddy Walk team and individual donations. We fulfill that mission in two ways: creating opportunities for our families to share resources and create community and by funding the Down Syndrome Center of Pittsburgh.
Walk begins at 11AM.
Meet a DS-AMBASSADOR®
People have approached me many times since I have become an ambassador. Some people have wanted direction or help on topics ranging from inclusion, finding therapists, or extracurricular activities. There have been circumstances where people have come to me to question the role of disability rights in human rights. Yesterday, a lady approached me because she read that I was named ambassador of the year. She explained to me that she lost a baby with Down syndrome when she was six months pregnant many years ago. The lady wanted to talk about her pain. My ambassadorship allows me to pass on this guidance. It allows me to be an ear for people who need to talk. I am given the opportunity to serve others.