While it’s so easy to get wrapped up in my own life, blogging, reading, writing, scouring the INTERNET, creating, working etc. It’s even easier to forget about others, about supporting a great cause. I received an email from the wonderful Valerie at Charming Media about Toronto’s First Annual Buddy walk and I thought, what better way to start getting involved than spreading the word.
So here’s what you need to know:
The Buddy Walk is an event for the whole family that helps raise awareness of people with Down syndrome. All you have to do is put on your walking shoes and have some fun! Participating in the Buddy Walk is a way to give people with Down syndrome in Toronto a chance for a better future.
Participants are encouraged to raise funds and create teams using Peer to Peer fundraising campaigns, a simple way to raise funds.
What Can You Do?
There are various levels of participation:
1 – Join in the walk and make some new friends!
2 – Share information about the Buddy Walk amongst your communities, readerships and friends!
3 – Raise funds for a great cause
What is the Buddy Walk?
The Buddy Walk was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in New York City and has grown from 17 walks around the USA in 1995 to more than 300 around the world! The fact that this is Toronto’s first annual walk is a really big deal and a great feat!
All funds raised will go to the Down Syndrome Society of Toronto, supporting the associations various activities and support programs.
For more information you can check out their website or their Twitter account — @DSAToronto.
Don’t forget to spread the word!