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BUDDY WALK 2020 Video Announcement

This year has brought us a lot of change. But one thing that will never change is our commitment to empowering and celebrating the lives of people with Down syndrome.  We will always remain together in that effort. Together, we learn new things, advocate for what’s right, and support each other no matter what. And, nothing brings us together more than our annual Buddy Walk. Thousands and thousands of people come together in downtown Cincinnati from all over the Tri-State to celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome.

It is a special day for so many.

This year presents us with an opportunity to expand our reach into the community.  In an effort to ensure the safety of our over 13,000 participants, we have made the thoughtful decision to celebrate our Buddy Walk a unique way this year! The Buddy Walk will still take place on Saturday, September 12. And while we aren’t able to physically be together at Sawyer Point, we can still remain TOGETHER FOR DOWN SYNDROME while safely celebrating as TEAMS all across the Tri-State!

In a unified effort, we will PAINT THE TRI-STATE YELLOW AND BLUE – wearing our Buddy Walk shirts in solidarity – decorating our neighborhoods with team signs, flags, balloons, and side walk chalk – organizing car parades, family picnics, backyard barbecues, walks with friends and more.  As always, the health and safety of our community is our top priority.  We highly encourage all teams to safely celebrate and abide by the most up to date health guidelines for COVID-19 as provided by local, state and federal officials.

The Buddy Walk may LOOK different, but the feeling of acceptance and celebration will remain the same because Greater Cincinnati is and always will be TOGETHER FOR DOWN SYNDROME.