Toledo Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome

Category: Charity & Fundraisers

Event Date:

Sunday, October 21, 2018


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


University of Toledo


Renee Canfield




[email protected]

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Event Details:

To register, donate, or volunteer, click here.

*Note: The deadline to be guaranteed a free, commemorative t-shirt size of your choice is Thursday, September 27 - don't wait to register! We will not have shirts available for those who register after this date. 

Come celebrate the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome at the 17th Annual Toledo Buddy Walk! 

Here are some highlights:

  • We will be back at The University of Toledo's Health Education Center and Varsity Athletic Track, which allow us to be indoors AND outdoors (weather permitting, of course). Ceremonial walk begins around 1:15pm and we are planning a short route around campus, not far from the event location.
  • Individuals of all ages with Down syndrome get a FREE registration with a shirt!
  • Any teams that secure event sponsors of $100 or above are able to count those amounts toward their team fundraising total
  • The Toledo Buddy Walk will run from 12pm to 4pm. Check-in/arrival for all attendees will take place from Noon until 1.
  • All entertainment and activities (bounce houses/inflatables, face painting, and temporary tattoos, Family Resource Fair, carnival style games, outdoor games, DJ music, and dancing, free pizza from Little Caesars, entertainment and performances from community groups, etc.) will run starting at noon.
  • The official Event Welcome will start at 1:15pm, with the ceremonial walk to immediately follow (will walk approximately 1 mile on campus, close to the event location). All above-mentioned activities will continue after the walk!
  • And MUCH more surprises to come!

How can you get involved? It's easy:

-WALK...Sign up your team as a team captain, or join a team, to rally around your loved one or friend with Down syndrome. Register today.

*NOTE: Participants must register by Thursday, September 27 at 11:59pm to be guaranteed a commemorative event t-shirt (size preference included).

-VOLUNTEER...Join our event planning committee or sign up to donate your time the day of the event (we need TONS of help!) Sign up here.

-SPONSOR...Know of a company or business that loves to give back to local organizations such as ours, and get some awesome recognition on the event shirt, signage and more? Encourage them to become a Toledo Buddy Walk sponsorship partner! Contact Renee Canfield for more information.

-DONATE...Consider making a monetary contribution to one of our awesome Buddy Walk teams. Or, help get donated items for our basket raffle! Make a donation by going to the main Toledo Buddy Walk page, or, to donate an item for the raffle, contact Renee Canfield with details.

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