Be Inspired. Walk with us as we celebrate our our Eighth Annual Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network Buddy Walk.

Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world's most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. The Buddy Walk is our largest fundraiser of the year, providing funding needed for RGDSN to fulfill its mission to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, education and support.

Join us 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. With your help we can make this our biggest and best Buddy Walk yet!

It’s never too early to register your team and get started recruiting walkers to come out in September and share in a wonderful celebration with the community. Even friends and family from afar can show their support by registering as Virtual Walkers!

Visit our Walk site for updates and to register.

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Click here to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Want to volunteer at this year’s event? Email