Will the Thrill

Buddy Walk 2019


Last fall, while Mark and I were out taking an early morning walk in the neighborhood, Will decided that he wanted to surprise us with homemade scrambled eggs for breakfast, just like his dad makes.  We finished our walking and went into the kitchen to find Will just about to pour olive oil in a pan!   Oh boy!  We dodged a bullet that day, but knew we needed to get Will some kitchen skills and quick.  A google search for cooking classes proved disappointing.  The very next day, I received a newsletter from the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati (DSAGC) announcing upcoming programs, including a kitchen skills class for teens.  The DSAGC came to our rescue once again.  Will thoroughly enjoyed the classes (held at the DSAGC office) as well as meeting other teens in the class. Will completed the class with his own knife and a much better understanding of safe cooking practices. While a local chef volunteered to teach the class, your contributions to the Buddy Walk helped make the class happen.  We are eternally grateful to you for your donations to the Buddy Walk over the years.

The funds raised through the Buddy Walk each year provides 50% of the resources needed to fulfill its mission to empower individuals, educate families, enhance communities and together, celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome. 

Here's how you can help:

  • Celebrate with us!  The Buddy Walk is on Saturday, September 7th at Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove.  Click the JOIN OUR TEAM button above to register.  It's free to join! 
  • Can't make it to the Buddy Walk this year but would like to donate to our Team?  It's easy, click the DONATE button above and make a donation safely and securely online OR you can mail in a check to the DSAGC at 4623 Wesley Avenue, Suite A, Cincinnati, OH 45212.  Be sure to include our Team Name in the memo of the check.

You can help us make a valuable difference in the community and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families!  


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Quick Stats

$16,250.00 Raised
67 Participants