2017 Los Angeles Buddy Walk®

Join us on November 5, 2017

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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 Park
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.

Registration Information
You may register as an individual, join a team or create a team through the registration process. If the team you are joining is not listed, try searching with a few letters or contact the Team Captain.  You will receive a confirmation email after your registration is complete. Then you will be able to login with your username and password at any time.

Personal Webpage
Immediately following your registration for the buddy walk, a Personal Fundraising Page will be automatically created for you. This page can be customized to tell your story and connection to DSALA, which you can personalize with your story and photos.  Your family and friends can visit your page and make a donation on your behalf. Your webpage will also track your progress as you reach your goal. 

If you are experiencing difficulties with registration or donations, please visit  HOW DO I? 
For additional assistance, please email info@dsala.org

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


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