Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fun at the Buddy Walk

The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned for 2010 worldwide. In 2009, more than $9.5 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

We had a great day at our local Buddy Walk today.

                                                    Of course there was "The Walk"

                                                                    Live music!

Ruby loved the music.

Face Painting

                                                                   A beautiful Princess

                                                                             Horses to pet.

                                                  Bloggy friend Jill with Reece's Rainbow Booth.(More pictures of Jill and her kids to come!)


Emily said...

I LOVE Buddy Walk season and all of the different things that people do! So glad you enjoyed your day!

Michelle said...

looks like it was a great buddy walk!