The Buddy Walk is an opportunity for anyone and everyone to walk — or support a walker — and raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles and the National Down Syndrome Society.
Sunday, November 5th
Santa Anita Race Track
285 W Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007
Click here to download driving & parking instructions.
NO pets allowed at event. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome.
2017 Buddy Walk Schedule
10:45 AM Parking & Registration Opens
11:00 AM Doors Open (DJ Will Power, Vendor Fair, Food, Games, Ponies,
Face Painting, Mini Jet Rides
12:00 PM Special Appearance by Charo
1:00 PM Main Stage Performances
Born To Act Players
Free 2 Be Me
1:30 PM Prizes
2:00 PM Buddy Walk
2:30 PM Group Photo
3:00 PM Buddy Walk Concludes
If you are unable to be in Los Angeles for the Buddy Walk®, you can simply make a charitable donation to help support the Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles by clicking here.
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, nearly $13 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
Buddy Walk Committee
Rebecca Armenta, Colleen Bellitti, Karina Cruz, Robert Cruz-Rodriguez, Andrea Friedman, Yolanda Fuentes, Ramona Gallegos, Claudia Hernandez, Jonathan Osterbach, Marisol Santiago, Lynne Shulim, Jimi Vaughn, and Renadda Wiggins