Nothing Down About It

The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network Celebrates acceptance and inclusion at the 2017 Buddy Walk

The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network (RGDSN) will be holding their Annual Buddy Walk® on Saturday September 23, 2017 at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum from 10am to 1pm. Buddy Walk is a family friendly event that not only promotes acceptance and inclusion but is the largest fundraising event for RGDSN. Families can expect a short walk around the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum as well as numerous fun activities for the kids.

“The motto of the walk is ‘Be inspired, walk with us!’ Buddy Walk is an amazing opportunity to come and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome while helping to raise money for programs and services for families in our community,” said Donyelle Kesler Lucero, RGDSN Buddy Walk Chair.

Activities include a Car Show presented by Mercedes Benz of Albuquerque and the Roadrunner Region Porsche Club of America, children and adult community performers, the UNM Cheerleaders, food trucks and much more.

For more information on how to participate in the RGDSN Buddy Walk please contact Donyelle, Buddy Walk Chair at To register to participate in the walk visit DS Stride.

About the Buddy Walk
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.

About Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network
The Rio Grande Down Syndrome Network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower individuals with Down syndrome and their families through advocacy, education and support. We are a collaborative network which seeks to create awareness, assure inclusion, and promote independence in individuals with Down syndrome.

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