2020 Acadiana Virtual Buddy Walk®
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Our 16th Annual Buddy Walk® is going VIRTUAL this year. Our Buddy Walk® may be different this year but our mission is not. The safety and health of our members and our community is top priority.
Join DSAA as we unite for a common cause to raise funds at the 2020 Virtual Buddy Walk®. Teams will have 21 days (signifying the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome) to "WALK YOUR WAY" with family and friends in neighborhoods, local parks or wherever you choose from October 10th to October 31st. Even from a distance we can make a difference in the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, their families and our community!
2020 Virtual Buddy Walk
Walk and celebrate "your way"
anytime October 10th - october 31st
This means we're bringing the walk to you!
We will celebrate TOGETHER FOR DOWN SYNDROME as individuals and teams throughout neighborhoods, streets, parks, homes, businesses, and more. You may choose to do a short walk, a backyard barbeque, or an ice cream social. It's up to you! And don't forget to wear your family and team shirts! As always, we want to see who you are walking for!
Registered participants will receive the official Buddy Walk t-shirt. Please note: registrations must be received by Friday, October 16th to be guaranteed a t-shirt.
We want to see you walking and celebrating!
We encourage all our teams, families, and friends to take LOTS of PICTURES and record short videos of your walk! Post your pictures and videos to Facebook with #DSAABuddyWalk2020 and we will post them on our Facebook page.
We also encourage you to livestream your event on Facebook, YouTube or Twitch so we can all join each other's celebrations. Please see our Streaming Guide for instructions.
Great news for pets!
Since we won't be gathering at Parc International this year, your beloved pets can join your walk. All registered pets will receive our official pet bandana.
"T-shirt week" will be held the week leading up to Buddy Walk ®. Team Captains and Individual Participants may pick up pre-ordered t-shirts and pet bandanas at 218 Rue Beauregard, Suite E, Lafayette, LA 70508.
It is the Team Captain's responsibility to pick up pre-ordered t-shirts and pet bandanas for their team and distribute to each team member.
The schedule is as follows:
Monday, October 26th - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 28 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29 - 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
REGISTER FOR CAR PARADE HERE
Please note this event is separate from from the VIRTUAL Buddy Walk. If you wish to participate in the Car Parade, you must register your vehicle on Eventbrite.
10 A.M. - NOON, OCTOBER 31
THE BAYOU CHURCH - 2234 KALISTE SALOOM ROAD, LAFAYETTE, LA