Thank you to everyone for a great 2017 Buddy Walk - and soon the 2018 Buddy Walk Date Will Be Announced!

The Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia will soon announce their 2018 Buddy Walk date that will be held again at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex in Charleston, West Virginia.

How can you help?

  • Look for 2018 Sponsor info soon!
  • Offer an in-kind donation of products for the 2018 Buddy Walk including refreshments, door prizes, entertainment, etc.
  • Provide an item for the 2018 Buddy Walk gift basket raffle such as merchandise, gift certificates, products, etc.
  • Organize team and help raise money for the 2018 Buddy Walk!


Your support will help ensure a successful 2018 Buddy Walk for the Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia, which is a 501c3 non-profit organization. It is through the generosity and kindness of others like you in our community that help us make a different in the lives of individuals and families with Down syndrome.



The Buddy Walk is an event first organized by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  Each year over 300 walks are planned across the United States and each Buddy Walk is for anyone who wants to participate and requires no special training. This fun, heartwarming event celebrates the many successes and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. The walk includes a day of entertainment, food, games, music and activities for all ages and abilities. This is the largest fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia and allows our organization to continue to provide information and referral, build our resource network and support families and professionals. Our goal is to have over 750 participants this year!




Down Syndrome Network of West Virginia
P.O. Box 7102
Cross Lanes, WV  25356