17th Annual Buddy Walk – May 6th – Sign Up Today

17th Annual Buddy Walk

May 6, 2017



We are excited to announce the details of the 2017 Buddy Walk:  


The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals to reach out to friends, family and co-workers to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for local services and national education, research and advocacy programs.  This is the 17th annual walk for the Down Syndrome Organization of Southern Nevada.

Where: Sunset Park, 2601 E Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV  89120 (Section F)


Saturday – May 6, 2017

8:00 am – 10:00 am:  Buddy Walk Registration, Food, Fun, Games and ongoing Entertainment

10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Welcome, Announcements, Proclamations & Warm-Up

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Let the Walk Begin!

11:00 am – 12 Noon: Entertainment, Raffles, Prizes and Awards


Children, young adults and adults with Down syndrome, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate teams and members of the community – bring wagons, pop-up tents, blankets, wheelchairs, pets and strollers. Everyone is welcome!


The 17th Annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training.  Before and after the walk, you and your family will enjoy entertainment for everyone, including clowns, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, music, dancing and more!

Sign Up Today!

There are several ways to register for the Buddy Walk as a Team Captain, a member of a team or as an individual walker or family.

2017 Buddy Walk Recruit Letter

2017 Buddy Walk Walker Registration Form

2017 Buddy Walk Brochure Final

OR CLICK HERE to Fill out Online

You can also register through Firstgiving, pay your register fee, select t-shirt sizes and begin fundraising by creating you very own FREE fundraising Page.

2017 Buddy Walk Firstgiving Page

What does it cost to participate in the Buddy Walk and what does it include?

Although we hope everyone participates as a fundraiser for the Buddy Walk, the minimum cost to participate are as follows:

Individual Walker Registration Fee:  $20 up until April 28th and $25 the Day-of

Family Registration (up to 4):  $40 by April 28th and $50 the Day-of

The Buddy Walk registration includes your t-shirt(s), food, fun, games and entertainment.  (Raffle Tickets are extra)

Buddy Walk Team Captain Details:

One of the “fun” ways to participate in the Buddy Walk is to be a Team Captain and form your own Buddy Walk Team.  This is also a great way to “fundraise” and have your team get credit for all the efforts of you and your team mates.  Sign-up today to be a Buddy Walk Team Captain.

2017 Buddy Walk Team Captain Welcome Letter


2017 DSOSN NDSS Buddy Walk Team Captain Kit with Additions

Below is a form for all Buddy Walk fundraisers to keep track of their Buddy Walk fundraising revenue:

2017 Buddy Walk Revenue Participant Income Vertification Form

2017 Buddy Walk Incentives:

NDSS has not yet announced their 2017 Buddy Walk Incentives.  They will be similar to previous years. Incentives are a great way to motivate your friends, family and team members to raise funds and be able to select great prizes based on your fundraising levels.  Have “fun” “fundraising” and earn those prizes!

Incentive Sample from 2015:

Buddy Walk Sponsorship Forms

2017 Buddy Walk Sponsorship Opportunities

2017 Buddy Walk Sponsorship Response Form

Buddy Walk Volunteer Details:

2017 Buddy Walk Volunteer Opportunities Two

2017 Buddy Walk Adult Volunteer Waiver Form

2017 BUDDY WALK VOLUNTEER Under 18 Final

Buddy Walk  Detail Flyers and Posters to promote the Buddy Walk:

2017 Buddy Walk At a Glance Two

2017 Buddy Walk Fact Sheet Two

2017 Buddy Walk Display Small Poster

2017 Buddy Walk Get Inspired Flyer

Buddy Walk Raffle Details:  

There will be two raffles taking place at the Buddy Walk.  One is for great prizes and the other is a 50-50 Cash Raffle.

Buddy Walk Prize Ticket Prices are:  1 for $1; 6 for $5; 13 for $10 and 30 for $20

Buddy Walk 50-50 Cash Ticket Prices are:  1 for $5; 5 for $20 and 30 for $100

Winner Need Not Be Present

2017 Buddy Walk Raffle Prize Ticket Price Poster.pub

2017 Buddy Walk 50 – 50 Raffle Details

2017 50 50 Raffle Small Poster

2017 Fifty Fifty Raffle Credit Card Purchase Form Final

Buddy Walk Donation Forms:

2017 Buddy Walk Donation Request Letter

2017 Buddy Walk Donation Interest Form

2017 Buddy Walk In-kind Response Form

Buddy Walk Media Promotion Details:

Below is the Buddy Walk Media Kit for anyone to share with any contacts they have with the media to help promote the event.

Also, don’t forget to take advantage of Social Media to help promote the Buddy Walk.  Please utilize your own Social Media vehicles as well as the DSOSN links below:

2017 Buddy Walk Media Kit

DSOSN FaceBook Link:  www.facebook.com/dsosn1 

DSOSN Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dsosn

Other ways to fundraise for the Buddy Walk:

Do you know of a business who will help us promote and raise funds for the Buddy Walk?  Business can place Coin Collection Canisters in their establishment or offer Buddy Walk Danglers for a donation.  Below are samples of each. Coin Collection Canisters and Danglers are available at DSOSN.  All these means of additional fundraising will be credited to your total funds raised.

2017 Buddy Walk Danglers

2017 Buddy Walk Canister Labels

We thank everyone for participating in the Buddy Walk and we want you to fun doing so.  And although we hope everyone participates in the fundraising portion of the Buddy Walk,  know that the most important aspect and goal of the Buddy Walk is to bring awareness to the community about Down syndrome and to promote acceptance and inclusion of persons who have Down syndrome.

Funds raised at the Buddy Walk will go towards DSOSN operations in support of the following local programs and services offered to individuals and their families affected by Down syndrome.  Also a small portion of net proceeds are sent to the National Down Syndrome Society to support their National Policy Center of advocacy and research.

  • Speech, Music, Dance and Developmental Therapies
  • DSOSN Learning Program
  • Lending Resource Library
  • Members Socials
  • Adult Social Club
  • Hispanic Outreach
  • New Parent Program

Thank You EVERYONE for “Being a Buddy” and Being a Star” for the 17th Annual DSOSN Buddy Walk and we look forward to seeing everyone on May 6th!

For any additional information or questions, please contact Buddy Walk Event Chair Deann Cline at dcline@dsosn.org  or call the office at 702-648-1990.