Buddy Walk

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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 the funding needed for RGDSN to fulfill its mission to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, education, and support.

2024 RGDSN Buddy Walk® will take place on Saturday, September 21, 2024, at Expo New Mexico (New Mexico Fairgrounds).

Register a Team

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Help us reach our fundraising goal of $100,000 at this year’s Buddy Walk.

Register a team or join one!

Help us spread the word; all are welcome for our day of celebration!

Volunteer & Sponsorship Opportunities

RGDSN Buddy Walk 2023 Team
RGDSN Buddy Walk 2023 Participants

Want to help support RGDSN through a sponsorship at Buddy Walk?

Interested in a fun, rewarding volunteering opportunity?

We’d love for you to join us!

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A Heartfelt Thank You!

We want to send a heartfelt thank you to our families, friends and community partners that supported 2023 RGDSN Buddy Walk®.

From the incredible turnout to support our loved ones with Down syndrome to the representation following the Walk at the UNM Lobo Football game, the day truly captured what this event is meant for: awareness, inclusion and inspiration. And wow, did many of us leave feeling truly inspired!

Because of you, more than $128,000 will go back to our community for programming, educational opportunities and more.

We appreciated everyone’s patience as we navigated some last minute challenges and had a hand in making 2023 our most successful Walk year to date!

RGDSN Buddy Walk 2023

*Photos courtesy of Darryl Hart

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