Buddy Walk®

Buddy Walk®


September 29, 2016

Montgomery County Parks Department has let us know that due to the high volume of rain in the days leading up to Buddy Walk,  they cannot allow use of the Avenel Park field for Saturday. Therefore, it is with great disappointment that DSNMC has to announce that we will not hold the Buddy Walk this Saturday, October 1.  

We understand what a disappointment this is for everyone and we are currently working to come up with an alternate event at a later date so we can all join together with each other, our friends, family and community to celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome and the great effort everyone made to raise funds to support DSNMC.  We especially wish to thank our sponsors whose support is critical to helping DSNMC carry out its mission not just at Buddy Walk but throughout the year.  We also thank our Buddy Walk committee (Bridget Urgo, Khadra Ayorinde, Mary Ann Dawedeit, Emily Dunigan, Debbie Copeland, Katherine Lawyer) for all of their hard work.

Please know that we explored other options to try to have the event indoors this weekend but did not have enough time to make that happen.  We welcome your suggestions for locations/venues for a future event.  At this time we will still plan for packet pickup tonight (starting at 4:30) and tomorrow for anyone who wishes to get their shirts and we will announce additional opportunities so everyone can get their shirts at some point.  We appreciate your understanding and we thank everyone for the hard work they have put in so far to try to make this event happen.  We will all be together in spirit this Saturday even though we can’t be together in person.


Kathy Myers

President, DSNMC

If you have questions please phone 301-979-1112 or email admin@dsnmc.org