a family enjoys buddy walk 2017 at Saluda Sholes Park
2018 Columbia Buddy Walk

Sunday, October 21, 2018 | 1 - 5 p.m.


Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Complex
6071 St. Andrews Road, Columbia, SC 29210

Join us to raise awareness while promoting acceptance and inclusion of those with Down syndrome.

Register your team, join a team, volunteer or make a donation today!

Columbia Buddy Walk Site

a child enjoys buddy walk

Have a child or sibling with Down Syndrome? Register your Special Buddy for free and get his or her name added to the official walk t-shirt. And they get a t-shirt for free, along with special recognition at the walk.

Family Connection of South Carolina’s 19th Annual Columbia Buddy Walk will be held from 1 -5 p.m. on Sunday, October 21 at Saluda Shoals Park Athletic Complex, 6071 St. Andrews Rd., in Columbia, SC. Last year, more than 2,000 people and 87 Special Buddies participated in the walk and more than $68,000 was collectively raised from the event.

Here’s how you can help:

- Become a Top Buddy with a sponsorship up to $2,000 and receive recognition at the event and in the months leading up to the event. Sponsorship levels begin at only $250.

- Create or sponsor a team with a donation of any amount here:
www.ds-stride.org/columbiabuddywalk

- Rock the Special Buddy bags by providing 150 promotional items (pencils, Frisbees, coupons, etc.) for the event honorees.

- Donate an item (gift certificate, toys, home décor, etc.) for the Event Day raffle that raises
additional funds AND allows families to “win” cool prizes.

- On Facebook? Join our event and share with your friends and family.

With your continued support, we are confident this year’s event will rock!

Our sponsors

Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial logo
Pepsi: Born in the Carolinas Logo
Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

You too can support the work we do!