FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS!
Do I have to register in order to walk in the Buddy Walk?
Yes, we want to know you've joined our celebration and require each walker to virtually sign a waiver of participation. Also, you must register to receive a shirt.
Can I register the morning of the Buddy Walk?
In an effort to limit lines forming, we have decided to only offer online registration for the Buddy Walk this year. Main tents will be set up for information and dropping donations, but we will not be accepting any day of registrants. If you have any trouble with the online registration process, we are here to help, so please call Kerin Caudill at 513.761.5400.
Is there a registration fee for the Cincinnati Buddy Walk?
No, there is no fee to sign up and participate in our annual event. We do encourage you to raise funds for the team you are a member of and to also personally support your team by making a donation.
Does every walker get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant will receive a FREE T-shirt if they are registered online by August 4th.
Do I need to register my children for the Walk?
Yes, if your children are participating in the walk, we need to have record of it for shirt distribution.
When do I get my T-shirt?
The week leading up to the Buddy Walk, the DSAGC will hold "T-Shirt Week" at our offices. It will give Team Captains the opportunity to pick up all of the shirts for their registered team members. It is the captains responsibility (or a designated person on the team) to get the shirts and distribute to each team member. Specific dates and times for pick up will be posted in mid August.
I'm trying to register and I'm having trouble logging in. What do I do?
You can reset your password by following the instructions. It may take at least 5 minutes to receive the email alert with reset information. Or you can call our offices and we will reset your password and get you started.
What time does the walk start?
The Buddy Walk traditionally starts at 10:00 am sharp. COVID-19 has created some changes to our typical format. Our plan is to start the event at 10:00 am, and we encourage all teams to walk their way, which means start at any time they like between the hours of 10 and 12:30 pm. Rather than a parade, we will have hundreds of teams connecting and doing their "walk" at a time that is most convenient for them. This will help alleviate any congestion and bottleneck of walkers throughout the park.
How do I create a Team?
Designate a Team Captain. The Team Captain will then create the team online at www.BuddyWalkCincy.org. Once your team is created, team members can register and donate! If you’ve created a team in the past, you can simply login to your account at www.BuddyWalkCincy.org and renew your team. Be sure to customize your team page with pictures and text about why you are participating! Team members that register by August 4th are guaranteed a free Buddy Walk T-Shirt.
What are some ways to fundraise?
There is no registration fee to participate. However, we encourage teams to fundraise leading up to the event. You can simply share your team page through email or social media. You can ask your company or a company you frequent to sponsor the event. Any corporate sponsor dollars that you raise will be credited to your team. You can host a 3rd Party fundraiser, which can include anything from a restaurant give-back night to a mini-festival to a dinner party...the possibilities are endless! We truly appreciate your fundraising efforts, and we are here to help! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need assistance. Looking for some fundraising ideas? Check out this fundraising portal for 3rd party fundraisers - there are TONS of ideas that just might work for you and your team!
What does the money raised help support?
As the largest DSAGC fundraising event, the Buddy Walk provides about 50% of the resources needed for the DSAGC to fulfill its mission throughout the year. With your help, we can continue to provide support, resources, outreach, and programming to approximately 1,400 people with Down syndrome, their families and the community. Click here for a snapshot of your donations at work.
HOW TO DONATE:
The fastest and easiest way to donate is ONLINE!
Simply click the DONATE button and follow the instructions. Enter the Team Name, Captain or person you would like to support!
CASH OR CHECK
Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
Attn: BUDDY WALK 2022
4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A
Cincinnati, OH 45212
In the memo portion of the check please reference the Team Name you would like to credit with your gift. Once we receive the check, we will add the donation to the appropriate team.
You can fax, email or hard copy mail credit card authorization forms. Click here for form.
If you are also fundraising, you can share this document with your donors as well.
Fax to: 513-761-5401
Hard copy mail: See address above.