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!

Register your team and get started recruiting walkers to come out September 23 and share in a wonderful celebration with the community. Even friends and family from afar can show their support by registering as Virtual Walkers! 

Please note: The deadline to order an official Buddy Walk t-shirt during online registration is midnight on September 8th.  After that you can register online until September 22nd with limited shirts available to purchase at the walk.

Visit our Walk site for updates and to register.


  • Saturday, September 16. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Kmart 2100 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
  • Friday,  September 22. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum 9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

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

Want to volunteer at this year’s event? Email