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Thank You for making the
2012 Tarrant County Buddy Walk
the best ever!!!
Your support of this event will support people with Down syndrome throughout the North Texas area. You may donate to this event through the end of the year by clicking "Donate" above.
Congratulations to Rhett's Roadies!!!
Largest Team and Biggest Fundraiser!
$37,910 and still rising!!
About the Tarrant County Buddy Walk
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The Buddy Walk was developed 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 nearly 300 walks planned for 2012 worldwide. In 2011, more than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
County Buddy Walk is the primary fundraiser for the
DSPTC with a portion of the proceeds going to Green Oaks School and the NDSS. In
addition to raising funds and awareness, the Walk is a great place to meet
other families and learn about the rewards of having a child with Down
syndrome. Last year, around 4000 people participated in this family
friendly event which includes bounce houses, children's games, a live band, and
low cost food and beverages. You won’t
want to miss it!
About the DSPTC
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The Down Syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County's purpose is to support people with Down syndrome, their families, and caregivers in achieving the universally desired goals of self-fulfillment, pride in one's achievements, inclusion in the community and reaching one's full potential, through social and educational activities. Anyone in North Texas with an interest in Down syndrome is invited to join. To find local resources or find out about current events sponsored by the DSPTC, call 817-390-2970 or visit www.dsptc.org.
About Green Oaks School
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Green Oaks School is for children and adults with Down syndrome and similar developmental delays. The primary focus of Green Oaks School is to teach academics at the level of ability and interest of the students, including math, reading, writing, and instruction in social and living skills. Older students also receive job training and instruction in the community. For more information, call 817-496-5100 or visit www.greenoaksschool.org.
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| Goal |
Top Fundraisers - Returning Teams
|Brooke's Beauties & Beaus||$7,555|
Top Fundraisers - New Teams
|Savanah Sue's Buddy Crew||$3,699|
|The Nolan Express||$2,300|
|Jacob's Sole Mates||$2,169|
Most Registered Walkers - Returning Teams
Most Registered Walkers - New Teams