2012 Puget Sound Buddy Walk

Sunday, October 07, 2012



The 16th annual Puget Sound Buddy Walk® is a short walk in the shadow of the Seattle Space Needle to promote awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. In addition to the walk, there will be music, crafts, prizes for the kids and exhibits of art and jewelry created by local artists with Down syndrome.

Gift certificates for cutting edge shoes and active wear at  www.brooksrunning.com and www.movingcomfort.com were awarded to the following fundraisers:

Grand Prize:  TEAM BRAXTON $600 gift certificate
(2) Second Place Prizes $400 certificate each to TEAM BENOIT and TEAM NOAH
(5) Third Place Prizes $200 certificate each to Carter's Rockers, Team Bray,
Sean and Ayman King, Team Katelyn & Evan Lengle


FirstGiving will continue to accept donations pledges through January 2, 2013, at which time this event will close.

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 2012 worldwide. In 2011, more than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Donations received in support of our walk will support the Down Syndrome Community and the National Down Syndrome Society, both of which are registered 501(c)(3) charitable organizations. Co-sponsored by the Seattle Center, part of the Seattle Center Community Created Events.