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Treasure Valley Buddy Walk Presented by C.K. Quade Law, PLLC

  Thank you for your interest in the 2011 Treasure Valley Buddy Walk presented by C.K. Quade Law, PLLC! 
The Buddy Walk, to be held on Saturday, October 8, is a fun and exciting celebration of people who have Down syndrome and a fundraiser for the Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association (TVDSA). When you support the Buddy Walk, you help create awareness and acceptance for people who have Down syndrome.  By supporting TVDSA, you help us provide programs and education to families and advocate for those with disabilities as well as support research on Altzheimer's disease.
Whether this is your fifth Buddy Walk or your first, we welcome you! We encourage you to create a team on this site and invite people to join you at the walk, make team signs, dress up and have fun! Come and support a friend who has Down syndrome or come and meet a new friend that day! Visit the links on this site to form a team, register or donate to the event. There are help videos to assist you. 
New this year will be a silent auction table with several very nice items such as 2 round trip tickets to anywhere in the United States on Alaska Airlines, a beautiful hand made quilt, McCall vacation packages, and a large basket of Epionce Skin Care Products (check back for the addition of new items).  This year we will again have the Buddy Walk Merchandise table and a raffle for some wonderful prizes, so don't forget your wallet.

Online registration for the walk is now closed but you may continue to make donations using this site until December 1.  You can still register the day of the walk, October 8, at Capitol Park from 9:00am to 10:30am at a slightly higher cost.  This is considered late registration so we cannot guarantee a specific size or color of t-shirt.  Registration forms will be available at Capitol Park at the registration table or you can go to, scroll down the page and click on the Buddy Walk logo on the left.  This will take you to the Buddy Walk page where you can print off a form to fill out and bring to the park.



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.

How: Through individuals who volunteer to organize the event each year and the hundreds of people who participate or contribute to the walk.

When: Throughout the month of October more than 300 walks will occur throughout the U.S. 

The Buddy Walk in Boise is Saturday, October 8th. Day-of registration begins at 9 a.m. at Capitol Park and the walk begins promptly at 11 a.m. A celebration with entertainment and food follows at Julia Davis Park.

Where: The walk begins at Capitol Park and ends at the Gene Harris bandshell in Julia Davis Park.

Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association Information


The Treasure Valley Down Syndrome  Association (TVDSA) was founded in the early 1980s 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, TVDSA continues to offer encouragement, support, and information. 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
  • Resource library containing books and DVDs
  • Scholarships to local and national conferences
  • Monthly newsletters containing stories and a calendar
  • 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:

Presenting Sponsor

TVDSA would like to thank our presenting sponsor
C.K. Quade Law, PLLC
For their generous sponsorship 

C.K. Quade Law understands that every family faces unique challenges. They provide Special Needs Trust Planning, Administration, and Estate Planning for people with disabilities and their families.

They also specialize in Affirmative Life Planning - person-centered life planning for individuals with disabilities and their families.

You can contact them at:
Phone:  (208) 367-0723
Mail:  P.O. Box 1756
Boise, Idaho 83701

See all the fun we had at the 2010 TVDSA Buddy Walk...

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Buddy Walk Fundraising Goal



60 Teams

1091 Walkers

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