Buddy Walk VIPS
Click here for 2011 Buddy Walk photos
THANK YOU TO OUR 2012 BUDDY WALK VIPS!!!
We truly appreciate the support of our many members and friends who collect donations and register big teams. Your enthusiasm and commitment help make the Buddy Walk® an amazing day!!!
TOP 10 LARGEST TEAMS for 2012
Team Back 'N' Jack (Jupiter) - 182
Team Jon Brian (Delray Beach) - 152
Sami's Fan Club (Boca Raton) - 133
Team Sasha (Wellington) - 130
Team Chloe T (Palm Beach Gardens) - 120
Benjammins Buddies (Wellington) - 62
Team Chea (Boca Raton) - 50
School District of Palm Beach County - 47
Team Jaime the King (Boca Raton) - 43
Palm Beach Central HS NHS - 37
2012 Buddy Walk® TOP TEN Fundraising Teams!
Together they raised $82,000
Ben Jammin's Buddies
Team Run DMC
Krazy for Kate
Back 'N' Jack
2012 marked the 18th Annual Buddy Walk® for the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. We continue to spread our message of community awareness as the Buddy Walk® grows in supporters each year. The tremendously successful event, attended by over 2600 people, was held Sunday, October 21st in John Prince Park, Lake Worth and raised $155,000 for local programs. Teams selected our One-Mile Advocacy walk or our 5K Fitness Walk. This year we served breakfast goodies and more teams than ever packed a picnic lunch to enjoy with family and friends. The stage served as our welcome area and entertainment hub. Thank you Frank Harmon and Sue Davis-Killian, emcees of our event. Music provided by Byron Entertainment was enjoyed by all along with the opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction prizes. It was a beautiful South Florida day enjoyed by all. Lots of teams and lots of thoughtfully designed banners showed Buddy Walk® spirit and support! We wish to thank our 2011 Founding Corporate Teams who returned to the Buddy Walk from G4S and Pepsico. This year's beautiful kids banner featured 30 children showcasing their unique interests and accomplishments.
Click here to learn more about the history of the Buddy Walk® program. Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization held its first Buddy Walk®, along with 16 others across the country, in October, 1995 in Haverhill Park as part of our annual picnic celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Thank you!
Click here for Buddy Walk 2010 photos