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2015 Buddy Walk of Northwestern Vermont


Sunday Oct 04, 2015 12:30PM - 2:30PM


Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center
890 Fairfax Road At the Track
St Albans, VT

The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training including, children, young adults and adults with Down syndrome, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate teams and members of the community - are all welcome!  

Create a team!

Bring your family, friends, co-workers, class members, etc.  Enjoy the beauty of a Vermont fall day while celebrating Down syndrome Awareness Month and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

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 2015 worldwide.  In 2014, more than $13 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

2015 Buddy Walk of Northwestern Vermont

2015 Buddy Walk Brochure

2015 Buddy Walk Pledge Form


  • When: Sunday, October 4, 2015
  • Where: Collins Perley Sports & Fitness Center,  890 Fairfax Road in St. Albans, VT

Day of Event Schedule

  • 12:30 am  Registration begins
  • 12:45 am  Pre-walk announcements and line-up; get your buddies & meet at the start line
  • 1:00 pm  Buddy Walk
  • 2:00 pm  Raffle and Post-walk complimentary food & beverage

All Day  Free face painting, fun bouncy house, sensory toy station, and other entertainment    

About Down syndrome

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition.  Down syndrome occurs in approximately one in every 691 births, in people of all races and economic levels.  Today, there are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.  Individuals with Down syndrome have three copies of the 21st chromosome instead of two.  This additional genetic material alters the course of development and is the cause for different characteristics associated with Down syndrome.  All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays.  With a stimulating home environment, quality educational programs, good health care and support from family, friends & community, people with Down syndrome can develop to their fullest potential and lead a productive & fulfilling life. (Source: The National Down Syndrome Society)

For more information, including pledge forms, call Community Relations at 524-6555 ext. 6414 or email: OR click on the following links:


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