Buddy Walk 2022
As part of our Down Syndrome Awareness activities, Family Connection’s Buddy Walk fundraising campaign is in full swing. Register now, then, on November 6, 2022 join us for an in-person Buddy Walk celebration!  We will be at Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Fields to celebrate families, their Special Buddies and their fundraising accomplishments. 
Whether you have Down syndrome, or know someone who does, show your support by becoming an event sponsor or vendor, starting a team, donating, or buying a T-shirt! Your contribution helps promote inclusion, equity, and community! 
Buddy Walk 2022
Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Fields
6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia SC 29210
Sunday, November 6th
Vendors and Tailgaters Arrive: 11:00 a.m.
Family Fun Activities: 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Walk around the Fields: 2:00 p.m.
Closing Ceremony and Awards: 2:30 p.m.
Funds raised for Buddy Walk support resources and services provided by Family Connection of South Carolina. Funds also support programming, advocacy, and community engagement efforts of the National Down Syndrome Society.
Contact Jacki Garbinsky for additional event details!

Thanks to our 2022
Buddy Walk Sponsors!


Thompson Hiller Defense Firm

Matching Gift Sponsor:

Modern Woodmen - Fraternal Financial


Prisma Health


The Family of Richard B. Perkins

Media Sponsors:

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HealthLinks Magazine

Ongoing Sponsor:

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina