Buddy Walk 2014
September 13, 2014
9 am - Noon at Salem Riverfront Park
Click here for our 2014 Buddy Walk Registration
Look for the "EFDSN" Team
This year, as the EFDSN has transitioned into the future with new board members, we realize there's not enough time to organize our own Buddy Walk. Instead, we're joining Salem's Buddy Walk with an EFDSN team. While we'll miss having our own local celebration this year, we look forward to walking with our friends in Salem. And we eagerly anticipate the Eugene Buddy Walk returning in 2015.
The Buddy Walk is a wonderful way to celebrate those we love born with Down syndrome. Anyone’s invited - the more the merrier! This is the Emerald Family Down Syndrome Network’s largest fundraiser. Families circulate pledge forms to their neighbors, co-workers and friends prior to the walk. The Buddy Walk is a great way to educate our community about Down syndrome awareness. Using the pledge forms and talking about the Buddy Walk to people outside our immediate circle gives a more personal testimony that people with Down syndrome deserve to be accepted and appreciated for who they are and what they contribute to our community.
93% of all money we raised at the Buddy Walk stays here locally to support our EFDSN programs and events. The remaining 7% we raise goes back the National Down Syndrome Society in support of Buddy Walk’s everywhere!