Thank you!

We appreciate all who participated in this year's Buddy Walk. Visit for upcoming events!

2018 Buddy Walk Results

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What is the Buddy Walk®?

 The Buddy Walk® is a short leisure walk with fun activities, carnival games and food! The event includes everything from bouncy houses, music, dancing, face painting, photo booths and more! Its purpose is to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Last year, we had over 2,300 walkers and raised nearly $90,000! 

All sales are final, no refunds. We enjoy your furry friends but they can frighten our buddies or be frightened in large crowds. Please leave pets at home.

Who is DSSW?

The Down Syndrome Society of Wichita is a nonprofit organization providing services, support, resources and connectivity for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and supporting communities. The Buddy Walk is our largest fundraiser and awareness effort for those we serve.  

Don't Miss the Greatest Day on Earth!

Join the Fun!

Sign up today! You can participate on a team, or individually! You can even create a combined team to participate in the fun! Don't want to register online and avoid the online processing fees? We've got mailable forms! Don't miss the 15th anniversary!

Become a Sponsor

 The Buddy Walk wouldn't be what it is without the generous help of our business partners and corporate friends. This year is no different. We need the help of our community and would love to feature you as as a sponsor. We need your help! 

Sponsorship info


 You've got great friends, and so do we! It's the power of volunteers that make this day happen. Our volunteer sign up is open! If you, or a current group you're involved with is interested in volunteering, we've got a job just for you.

Pathway Signs

To submit a photo of your loved one with Down syndrome for the walkway, please email a photo to Include your child's name, age, city and state with the email. The deadline for photo submissions is September 7, 2018. 

Feel free to take pictures, but please do not remove the signs following the event. 

Memorial Ribbons

For families who've lost a loved one with Down syndrome, we want to share a special ribbon wtih your loved one's picture. We will provide up to 10 ribbons per team. If you would like ribbons for your team, please include the number you would like, along with a photo and email to

Map it Out!

Want to know where everything will be? Find information about the site and activity location here!

Keep in Touch

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Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Emprise Bank

Fidelity Bank

Media Partners

Food Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Quincy's - Wichita, KS


Additional Food Sponsors


Jimmy John's






Lamar's Donuts