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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Our First Buddy Walk

Today, we are heading to Crew Stadium to participate in our first Buddy Walk with Addyson's Girl Scout Troop.  The Buddy Walk was developed in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.  What began as 17 walks in 1995, has grown to over 200 worldwide:)

This past June, the Girl Scout Troop mothers met to think of activities and ideas for our girls to do with a Making a Difference theme.  I had been reading about Down Syndrome at the time, and threw out the idea of participating in the Buddy Walk in October.  Another mother shared that her family walks with their niece every year, and would love to have our troop join them.   We'll be joining the  Carlisle Cuties.  Stop back for pictures of the event:)


  1. Hope it's a great day! The weather here in NC is BEAUTIFUL--a Perfect Fall Day--hope it's just as nice up on O-HI-O!

  2. Enjoy the walk! Our local walk (St. Louis) was this summer. Very hot, but so amazing to see everyone supporting a loved one with a little extra. :)