Buddy Walk

buddylogoWHAT IS A BUDDY WALK?   Down Right AWESOME!

DSSGC invites YOU to participate with us at our annual Columbia Basin Buddy Walk!
Join us for an unforgettable and heart-warming experience that you will want to come back to year after year!


Buddy Walks

The DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk is one of the many buddy walks being held around the world.  The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to over 250 walks planned for 2015 worldwide.  In 2014, there were more than 315,000 participants raising nearly $13 million to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.


This event is on September 16, 2017 at 4:00pm and runs until 6:00pm – Rain or shine. Registration will start at 3:30pm.

Pre-registration deadline is August 16, 2017 to be guaranteed correct shirt size. By pre-registering, you will also be able to pick up your shirts before the event and avoid long lines.

McCosh Park Amphitheater, Moses Lake, WA 98837 for registeration, gathering, entertainment, food, and awards. The walk is 1 mile through downtown Moses Lake, beginning and ending at McCosh Park.

Bring a blanket or chairs, walking shoes, friends and family, camera and most importantly, bring a smile and a hug!

The entrance fee for this event is $10. This includes a Buddy Walk shirt and food ticket. All proceeds will go to the DSSGC.


DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk

The DSSGC supports and organizes an annual local Buddy Walk called the DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk. The 1st Annual Columbia Basin Buddy Walk was held on October 12, 2013.  It was originally started as a High School Senior Project, in hopes that it would continue to bless and enrich the communities of Grant County through the DSSGC. It was an astounding success, with 350 participants, and raising $1000.00. A portion of the net proceeds were then donated to the newly formed DSSGC. The 2nd Annual DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk was conducted by DSSGC and held on September 27, 2014, in Moses Lake, WA with 300 participants and raising $6,833.00. The DSSGC supports the NDSS by giving 7% of all net proceeds from our annual buddy walks. The Buddy Walk supports the mission of the DSSGC by engaging and educating the public about Down syndrome. The community members of Grant County come to celebrate, interact with, and support people with Down Syndrome and their families.  This event encourages public awareness and involvement with the Down syndrome community as it brings individuals, families, businesses, corporations, teams, and other organizations together to support people with Down Syndrome.

Last year, over 600 participants and volunteers from all over Grant County attended the 4th annual DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk and raised over $10,000! Thank you especially to our generous sponsors!