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NOTICE: Online registration is now closed. You may still donate to a team online, and registrations will be welcome on the day of the event. Stop by the Registration Tent when you arrive at the walk.
Join with others from your community in supporting Down syndrome awareness by taking part in Bismarck’s 9th-annual Designer Genes Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 29th at the State Capitol in Bismarck. Registration and entertainment will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the approximately 1-mile walk kicking off at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary and no registration fees are collected from walkers. The walk promotes Down syndrome awareness and is supported by well-appreciated community sponsors. Walkers who wish to donate $10 or more will receive a walk t-shirt.
WHAT: The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome. This year the 2010 Designer Genes Buddy Walk was one of at least 275 Buddy Walk events scheduled from mid-September through November, with more than 250,000 people expected to participate.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th. Registration and entertainment begins at 10:00 am, with the walk beginning at 11 am.
WHERE: State Capitol Grounds, Bismarck – Registration will be set up at the Capitol Steps and the walk will be conducted around the Capitol loop.(600 E Boulevard Avenue)
WHO: About 1,500 people are expected to attend. Participants include people with Down syndrome from around the state, their families, friends, teachers, coworkers and other supporters.The general public is encouraged to attend and show their support for people of all abilities.
The Designer Genes' Buddy Walk isn't a success without great volunteers.
Like to get involved?
Contact Roxane (391-7421) or Sandy (425-6518) to learn more about volunteer opportunities both pre-event and the day of.