Buddy Walk

Saturday, September 9, 2017
9 AM Registration; 10 AM Start
Sawyer Point


Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world's most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. We are excited to be celebrating our 16th Annual Buddy Walk in Cincinnati! 

As our largest fundraiser of the year, the Buddy Walk provides about 50% of the needed resources for the DSAGC to fulfill its mission. Every day we make meaningful strides to foster inclusion and to celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.  There is no better place to show your support than at Sawyer Point at our Annual Buddy Walk.

It’s never too early to register your team and get started recruiting walkers to come out in September and share in a wonderful celebration with the community.

For all things related to the Cincinnati Buddy Walk, visit our walk site today!  

Interested in sponsoring this event?  CLICK HERE to learn more about corporate sponsorship opportunities.

2015 Buddy Walk Media Coverage

2016 Buddy Walk Media Coverage

"We walk to celebrate Nate and all individuals with Down syndrome. The first year, we came out of curiosity. Now, we come as an annual tradition to see our community embrace the gifts and challenges of Down syndrome."

-Julie Palermo, mother of Nathan