thank you for coming out and celebrating with
us at dsact's 17th annual buddy walk!
2016 was a record-breaking year!
The 2016 DSACT Buddy Walk raised $224,000 - shattering our fundraising goal and raising more than ever before! Thanks to all of our sponsors, team captains, donors, and walkers who came out and made it all possible.
Speaking of team captains, we had a whopping 138 teams - another new record for DSACT's Buddy Walk! Congratulations to our top-team winners:
Top Corporate Fundraising Team - Up With Jackson, who raised $15,904
Top Individual Fundraising Team - Del's Defenders, who raised $7,582
Largest Team - Super Santi's, with 79 team members
Most Spirited Team - Team Christopher
WHAT IS THE BUDDY WALK?
The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 Walks planned for 2016 worldwide. In 2015, nearly $14 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.