Buddy Walk

2019 Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk, October 12, 2019

Registration Opens at 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies begin at 10 AM at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds


Click below to see pictures from last year's Buddy Walk:


Jillian Land 2018 Buddy of the Year


The 12th Annual Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 12th at the National Peanut Festival Fairgrounds. Registration opens at 8:00 AM and Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:00 AM.

The Buddy Walk helps celebrate October as National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The Buddy Walk was first established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society and the Wiregrass Area had its first in 2008. It is a fun, wonderful, heart-warming event in which thousands of people from coast to coast and around the world participate each year.

You can make a difference in the lives of thousands of families. Your participation in the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk helps the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. organization (Families Reaching, Influencing, Educating and Networking for Down Syndrome) provide information and support to families in the Wiregrass Area.

Organize a team from your workplace, school or community and support people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join the Wiregrass Area Buddy Walk.

For more information on how you can get involved or form a team, email WiregrassAreaBuddyWalk@yahoo.com or call Alicia @ 726.2075.

2019 Sponsorship Commitment Form

2019 Team Registration Form

We need YOU and YOUR TEAM for this year’s Buddy Walk!