Down syndrome Outreach Buddy Walk


Join us for our 16th Annual Buddy Walk

12 – 3pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019

Depot Market Square, Bellingham


The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down syndrome and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Whatcom County Buddy Walk® is an annual event for people with Down syndrome, families and friends where we walk a one-mile course around downtown Bellingham, and then enjoy a picnic lunch, activities and live entertainment at the Depot Market Square. In 2018 we had over 450 attendees.


Donate & Help Raise Money

The money raised will support local programs for individuals with Down syndrome. With everyone’s active participation and generous support, the possibilities for great services and events become endless! We receive limited funding for these direct services and rely on donations and sponsorships through the year to hold the Buddy Walk and other events. This year we are asking the community and local businesses to join with us in supporting the Buddy Walk. The Down syndrome Outreach Advisory Board has set a goal of $12,000 committed sponsorships and donations by May 31 to ensure that we can host the event this year. Donations can be made at


2019 Sponsorship Letter

2019 Sponsorship Level 

2016 Buddy Walk



Down syndrome Outreach is a volunteer committee of family members and compassionate friends.  Volunteers are always needed on the day of the event to help set up, give directions, hand out information, and more.

Encourage friends and family to join you!



Check out our Facebook Page & share the event!

See photos from the 2015 walk HERE & the 2016 walk HERE.


QUESTIONS? email or call 360-715-0170 x 200


Sponsor Logos





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