Buddy Walk reaches its 11th year

October 9, 2013 by  

The 11th Annual Buddy Walk is an upcoming fundraiser with the proceeds going towards programs for the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association (TVDSA). All people in the community invited to come out and join the fun, as there is intended to be something at this event for everyone in the family.

The walk, according to its website, is considered the main advocacy function held for Down syndrome in America and is one of the world’s most recognized programs for condition. Each participant must register for this event online at the Idaho Down Syndrome website and will receive a food ticket and free T-shirt. People can also register between 9:00 am and 10:30 am the day of the event with the walk following immediately afterwards.

Spectators and walkers will enjoy many other activities, including games and bounce houses for the children, live entertainment, lunch, and a raffle in which prizes include a trip to Disneyland. Part of this event is to help create acceptance and awareness for people who live with the condition in the Treasure Valley area.

There is no fee to participate in this walk and spectators are welcome to come out and enjoy everything going on both during the walk and after its completion. It will be happening on Saturday, October 12, beginning at 11:00 am at the Capital Park located at 601 W. Jefferson Street in Boise, Idaho. The festivities will be happening in Julia Davis Park, where the walk finishes. To learn more, please visit the Idaho Down Syndrome website.