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13th Annual TVDSA Buddy Walk

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Treasure Valley Down Syndrome Association

October 10, 2015 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 10th.  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.

Registration Prizes


Registration Prizes for 2015

We will be doing registration prizes throughout Priority Registration so make sure your team members sign up before August 15th for a chance to win!

-Congratulations to our first paid registrant, Tonia Hannes! She won a $10 Target gift card!

-Congratulations to the winner of our random drawing on June 21st of all paid registrants, Mateo Mendez! He won a $10 Walmart gift card!

-Congratulations to the first team to reach 21 paid members, August's Knights! They have won ten free Buddy Walk raffle tickets!

-Congratulations to the winner of our random drawing on July 21st, Gregory Lujan! He won a $10 U-Swirl gift card!

-Congratulations to our 321st registered member, Kobe Adams! He won 10 free Buddy Walk raffle tickets!

-Congratulations to the winner of our random drawing on the last day of Early Registration, Crystal Garcia! She won a $10 U-Swirl gift card!

Thanks to everyone who registered early this year!

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TVDSA 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:


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 10, 2015

*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



76 Teams

1452 Walkers

Top Individual Fundraiser This Year