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14th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk

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Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association

October 8, 2016 at 11am

Buddy Walk At A Glance


What: A walk occurring during the month of October, National Down Syndrome Awareness Month, to raise money to support local programs for the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association and to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome.

When: Saturday, October 8th.  The walk will start promptly at 11am.

Where: The walk begins at Capitol Park and ends at the Gene Harris bandshell in Julia Davis Park.  There will be live entertainment, raffle prizes, bounce houses, games, and food trucks with food for purchase. 

How: In cooperation with NDSS and through the generosity of individuals who volunteer to organize the event each year and the hundreds of people who participate or contribute to the walk.

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Registration Prizes


Announcing NEW Buddy Walk Team Awards for 2016!

Level 1:  Register 25-49 members OR raise $250-$499 and team leader receives a Buddy Walk Car Magnet

Level 2:  Register 50-74 members OR raise $500-$749 and team leader receives a Buddy Walk Water Bottle

Level 3: Register 75-99 members or raise $750-$999 and team leader receives a Buddy Walk Insulated Lunch Pail

Level 4: Register 100 or more member or $1000+ and team leader receives a Buddy Walk Duffle Bag

** Please note: Prizes will be determined at the close of online registration (September 30th) and will NOT include onsite registrations. Each team will only win ONE of the prizes - the highest prize level of either the total number of team members on their team OR the amount of funds raised.  Prizes will be announced and given during the entertainment at Julia Davis Park.

TVDSA Information


The Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association (TVDSA) was founded in 1982 by Billie Paetel and other parents who had children with Down syndrome. Their goal was to provide support and information, especially to new parents.

Today, the mission of TVSA is to enhance the quality of life for people with Down syndrome by promoting inclusive environments, providing accurate information to parents, families and the community, and by advocating respect, dignity, and appropriate supports for people who have Down syndrome. Anyone is welcome to attend our bi-monthly meetings and our annual events. We want all parents to have what they need to help their child with Down syndrome reach their full potential.

Services we provide to Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Nampa, Mountain Home and surrounding areas:

Programs for people with Down syndrome of all age groups
Scholarships to local and national conferences
Monthly newsletters containing stories and a calendar of upcoming events
An informative and inspirational guide for new parents
Family networking opportunities and events
Workshops on various topics

For more information about TVDSA, visit our website at:


NDSS Buddy Walk Information

  The Buddy Walk® was created 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 more than 250 walks planned for 2015 worldwide.  In 2014, over 315,000 participants raised more than $13 million nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.


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SAME-DAY REGISTRATION will be available from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on October 8, 2016

*Please note that we cannot guarantee a t-shirt for same-day registrants - shirts offered may be from previous years*

Same-Day Prices are:

 $20 for adults

 $15 for children

See You There!!!

Buddy Walk Fundraising Goal



71 Teams

1166 Walkers

Top Individual Fundraiser This Year