Why Walk with NDSS: Buddy Walk® Organizer Benefits

Your commitment to bettering your community through hosting a Buddy Walk® with your neighbors is greatly appreciated. Without you, those with Down syndrome may not get the access to the programs and benefits they need.

Volunteers like you look forward to working hard to plan a meaningful and educational event for individuals with Down syndrome, so on behalf of NDSS, thank you!

For more information on what it takes to Organize a Walk, please see the links below.

The Buddy Walk® was established by NDSS in 1995 and has grown to be the world’s largest and most recognizable Down syndrome awareness program with over 225 Walks taking place in 50 states and select international countries. In the past year, 300,000 walkers collectively raised nearly $12 million, which is used to support local programs and services as well as national advocacy initiatives.


If you have further questions that you need answering before completing your registration, please contact the NDSS Buddy Walk® staff at buddywalk@ndss.org.