Buddy Walk

Buddy Walk


The Buddy Walk is a day of family friendly fun, celebration the abilities and accomplishments of Mainers with Down syndrome.  It is also the largest fundraiser for the Maine Down Syndrome Network.  With the funds raised, we are able to provide information packets to families receiving a new diagnosis, social activities, conferences, workshops and future Buddy Walks!  Everything we do is funded by this amazing event, which also happens to be an incredible amount of fun!


Join us Sunday, September 24 at Payson Park in  Portland or Sunday, October 1 at Capitol Park in Augusta for a day of family fun and festivities celebrating the abilities and accomplishments of Mainers with Down syndrome!  Maine Down Syndrome Network is proud to sponsor our 17th year of Buddy Walks! Registration and fundraising for our Portland walk can be found here:   https://www.firstgiving.com/dsmaine/2017-buddy-walk-portland.  Registration and fundraising for our Augusta walk can be found here: https://www.firstgiving.com/dsmaine/2017-buddy-walk-augusta .


At Both events, Check In/Registration begins at 11:30 am, Welcome & Awards at 12:30, Walk at 1:00 and Lunch begins at 1:30.  Activities, games and entertainment will be ongoing all day!

Registration fees are $15 for an adult (18 and over), $5 for children (1-17) and free for our honored guests, Mainers with Down syndrome.  The fee includes a t-shirt (when pre-registered by 9/8), lunch, games, entertainment and a great day of fun!   Don’t forget to bring a little extra for our fun awareness items, fabulous raffles and pre-walk snacks.

Please form or join a team!  Come up with a great name, encouage your family and friends to join with you, and fundraise!

Visit our Team Captain Guide for more information, tips for fundraising and pledge forms.


Would you like to sponsor our walks, or help us find sponsors?  Click below for more information!