Down syndrome Outreach Buddy Walk


Join us for our 16th Annual Buddy Walk

12 – 3pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019

Depot Market Square, Bellingham




The 2019 Buddy Walk will mark the 16th year of Buddy Walk® in Whatcom County! The event is a highlight for the Down syndrome Outreach community. Buddy Walk® has grown over the years from a grass-roots event with a handful of families to a ‘full-on’ celebration with activities, games, food trucks, entertainment, and the 2/3-mile walk through Bellingham’s downtown streets. Last year, over 450 community members participated!


All funds raised from Buddy Walk directly support Down syndrome Outreach which reaches over 90 individuals & families in our community with direct support and services, accessing support meetings, receiving information and education through our lending library, and connecting and networking with other parents.

t-shirt imageBuddy Walk T-Shirts are not included in our regular Registration. T-shirts will be the same color (Sapphire Blue) and logo as 2018. If you would like to purchase a t-shirt, please choose the Registration option “includes T-Shirt purchase”. Must be purchased by Sept. 6th.

To easily register online and start your fundraising page, go to If you prefer to print and mail your Registration Form, it can be downloaded and printed HERE.


Ways you can continue to help!
• Register and start your team at
• Sponsor or connect with businesses for sponsorship opportunities.
• Donate to Down syndrome Outreach at either our Classy site or  donate through The Arc’s website under “Contribute”.
• Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to help set up, give directions, hand out info, and more. Email

Unable to make it to the Buddy Walk? You can simply make a charitable donation to help support DsO by clicking on the “Donate To This Event” on the Classy registration page and searching for the name of the individual or team you would like to support. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, your participation and generosity are greatly appreciated!

Down syndrome Outreach is a program of The Arc of Whatcom County a 501(c)3 Organization (Federal Tax ID #311579359). For more information about registration, volunteering, sponsorship, or general questions, contact 360-715-0170 ext 200 or

This event is being held in an accessible location and sign language interpretation is provided.

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! All funds raised from Buddy Walk directly support Down syndrome Outreach.

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






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