We are 'Moving in the Right Direction' as vaccinations continue and some of our community is able to safely gather in small groups and our mission is unchanged, "to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to and achieve fulfillment of life in their communities".
Join us for our hybrid event on Saturday October 2nd which includes several options for participation. We are partnering with the Community Church of Ashburn to offer a smaller scale walk, entertainment and activities on the church grounds. For those who are ready to get out of the house but not yet ready to rub elbows, the on-site activities will include a car parade (if enough members sign up for this option). We are also hosting a virtual program for those who are not yet ready to gather. All registrations include a performance t-shirt.
Help us to reach our goal! Register, Form a Team of Fundraisers, Support a Participant or Team, Spread the word and keep moving forward!
Ashburn Community Church
19790 Ashburn Road
Ashburn, VA 20147
There are many ways to support us! Register to fundraise as an individual, or form a team of fundraisers and invite others to join your fundraising team. Let the community know how you have benefitted from DSANV! If you want to participate in the event itself, choose to register and provide a unique email address and agree to set up a fundraising page for your own or as part of another team. If you do not want to participate in the event itself and just want to support an individual or team, then use the search fields below in 'Find an individual' or 'Find a team' and then choose the donate button from their fundraising page.
Register by 9/11/2021 to receive your shirt by 10/2/2021. Registrations after 9/12/2021 and until 10/31/2021 will receive shirts in November. Performance shirts will be shipped directly to you from vendor.
Corporate Sponsors: donate at the Silver level by 9/11/2021 for your logo to be included on the back of event performance shirts.
The funds raised from the DSANV Buddy Walk® support New Parent Breakfasts, The Learning Program, Monthly Bingo, Webinars, Cooking Club, RelationShapes, Book Club, Clinics for Shoe Tying and Shaving, and Parent to Parent Support. With your support we can keep these programs and introduce new ones.
If you have benefitted from any of these programs, register, set up a fundraising page (it's easy!) and invite your friends and family to support you. Share your story and encourage others to do the same. We're moving in the right direction!
Be a part of the event video and highlight your VIP by entering their image in the Imagine the PossAbilities. Use the button below to enter information on your VIP. Submission needed by 9/18.
VIP yard signs are available for an add on purchase through 9/11 when registering and will be posted on the walk route.
Wondering how your funds help?
Buddy Walk® Event Program Details - 10/2/2021 Beginning at 10:00AM
Frequently Asked Questions
The Buddy Walk® is DSANV’s primary annual fundraiser. The success of the 2021 event will determine our reach in supporting families living with Down syndrome across Northern Virginia throughout 2022.
What does a hybrid event look like?
Are there any incentives being offered for fundraising levels reached?
I missed the registration order deadline to get a shirt by 10/2/2021, can I still register and get a performance shirt?
How do I register multiple participants?
Am I suppose to get a confirmation email?
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!