What a great year this turned out to be! We couldn’t have been happier with how our 12th Annual Buddy Walk® turned out. We raised over $50,000 and had about 1000 show up to party and celebrate with our families of those with Down syndrome! WOW!! Thank you to each and everyone of you that worked hard to raise money for this cause. Thank you to all of our sponsors that donated and supported. We could not have pulled this off with out ANY of you! All of your hard work will help the Down Syndrome Foundation continue in its efforts to raise awareness and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome. All of the money raised will help the foundation to continue to provide speech therapy, summer camps, cooking classes, socials, and workshops that our community so desperately needs. Our goal here at the Down Syndrome Foundation is to make every possible effort to help those with Down syndrome reach any goal they set forth and to provide their families with opportunities and resources to advocate for themselves and grow. Again thank you, thank you, thank you! We look forward to the next Buddy Walk® and working with all of you again!!!
11th Annual Buddy Walk®
The bright fall day in October brought us the best Buddy Walk® turnout to date! We had so much fun and we hope that you had as much if not more fun than we did! We are beyond thankful to have your support and to bring awareness to Down syndrome! We had 1103 people registered and raised over $50,000! The Buddy Walk is our biggest fundraiser and biggest platform for awareness in not only our community but all over Southeastern New Mexico. We could not help the many families and provide everything we do without each and everyone of you! We would not be able to hold cooking classes for teen/adults, provide speech therapy weekly during each semester, have swimming lessons, golf camp, or any of the other social events/learning experiences we have in order to improve the lives of each of our advocates. So again, thank you for the support and we can’t wait to see you all out there having more fun next year! We already have fresh and new ideas ready to go!