Buddy Award

The Buddy Award is given annually for contributions to the quality of life, awareness, and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.  This award is given to (usually) one individual in each of the following categories:  Educator, Health Professional, Community Member.  The Buddy Award is presented at our Buddy Walk.

Our 2018 Buddy Award Winners were:



Past Recipients include:


Sue Stasium, Founder MDSN

Cindy Stuchbury, Founder, MDSN

Riding to the Top

Dr. Reed Quinn, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Wendy Smith, Geneticist

Dr. Rosemarie Smith, Geneticist

Mark Stasium, Challenger League organizer and coach

Heidi’s House

Jill Brimmer, Legislative Assistant to Congressman Mike Michaud

Mickey Boutillier, Special Olympics of Maine

Barbars Flewelling


Robin Bartholemew

Jen Greslick

Ancient Mariners