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4th Annual Beaumont Buddy Walk!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015 

10 am

Event Centre Great Lawn

Join us for the 4th Annual Beaumont Buddy Walk!!!


1. Form a team!   

Become a team captain, choose a team name, ask 10 people or more to join you & have fun with the rest!  Once you have signed up, you will get your own personal team webpage to track donations & make giving easy as well as receive weekly e-updates offering suggestions on how to make your team the best it can be! Deadline for guaranteed walker t-shirt is September 30th!

2. Become a Sponsor!

We have several sponsorship levels to meet your company’s needs!! You can also get your co-workers involved and create a company team. Click here to view our sponsorship levels. Click here to download sponsorship packet. Click here to complete sponsorship online.

3.  Donate Today!

Our home page allows anyone to give online & print a receipt for your tax deduction.  If you don't have a specific team you'd like to support, your general donation will go towards the many programs & services The Arc of Greater Beaumont provides in Southeast Texas.  


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Because of your generous support of the Beaumont Buddy Walk, here are just a few of the programs The Arc is able to provide:

The Baby Basket Project

The Arc of Greater Beaumont Down Syndrome Family Group created beautiful baby baskets to be given to families of newborns with Down syndrome in Southeast Texas.  The baskets are filled with baby supplies, informational brochures, and inspirational stories.  Since the program’s inception, 30 baby baskets have been given out, letting these families know that they are not alone in caring for a child with special needs.

Community Resource Library 

Have questions and don’t know where to look? The Arc has put together a community resource library with information specifically on intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The resource library is filled with books, coffee space, child’s play area, computers and videos to help you find answers to questions you may have.  You can also search the resource library from the comfort of your own home! Stop those internet searches filled with ads and inaccurate information. Instead, visit the Arc’s online resource library located at

Summer Programs 

With your support the we are able to provide a week long summer day camp for children with Down syndrome and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Campers enjoy  recreation and socialization in a safe, supervised environment. Funding from the Beaumont Buddy Walk has also supported the Summer Education Grant Program.  Since the grants  inception in 2013 the program has given 30 children the funding needed to attend programs that will continue development during the summer months

Family Events and Parent Networking 

Funding from the Beaumont Buddy Walk has allowed the Arc of Greater Beaumont Down Syndrome Family Group to host a variety of activities for families. Funding has also started the Grow & Play Program. The program is designed to provide a place for parents and children up to 10 years of age with special needs to interact while learning techniques to help growth through physical activity.



Down Syndrome Facts


Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome.

•There are three types of Down syndrome: trisomy 21 (nondisjunction) accounts for 95% of cases, translocation accounts for about 4% and mosaicism accounts for about 1%.   

•Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. One in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome.

•There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States.

•Down syndrome occurs in people of all races and economic levels.

•The incidence of births of children with Down syndrome increases with the age of the mother. But due to higher fertility rates in younger women, 80% of children with Down syndrome are born to women under 35 years of age.

•People with Down syndrome have an increased risk for certain medical conditions such as congenital heart defects, respiratory and hearing problems, Alzheimer's disease, childhood leukemia, and thyroid conditions. Many of these conditions are now treatable, so most people with Down syndrome lead healthy lives.

•A few of the common physical traits of Down syndrome are low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes, and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. Every person with Down syndrome is a unique individual and may possess these characteristics to different degrees or not at all.

•Life expectancy for people with Down syndrome has increased dramatically in recent decades - from 25 in 1983 to 60 today.

•People with Down syndrome attend school, work, participate in decisions that affect them, and contribute to society in many wonderful ways.

•All people with Down syndrome experience cognitive delays, but the effect is usually mild to moderate and is not indicative of the many strengths and talents that each individual possesses.

•Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment,good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community enable people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

Fundraising Goal



55 Teams

2331 Walkers

Honor your loved one on our PossABILITIES Wall!


We want to recognize all our honored walkers and there Abilities! You can help us achieve this by submitting a picture and bio form for the honored walker on your team!

Click on the forms below to fill out. You can email completed forms and picture to

Older Walker Form

Younger Walker Form

NEW this can fill out the form online!

Click Here to complete online PossAbilities form.