Down Syndrome Buddy Walks take place around the country to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Last year, 285,000 people participated, raising more than $11.2 million to benefit local programs and services as well as the national advocacy initiatives that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome. This year, we invite you to be a part of “Team Signing Time” for this fun, 1-mile walk to celebrate the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Rachel Coleman will be participating in – and performing at – the following Buddy Walks:

Utah Down Syndrome Foundation Buddy Walk

Saturday, Sept. 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
West Riverfront Park, South Jordan, Utah
Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Rachel’s performance starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by the walk.
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National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk

Sat, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Great Hill in Central Park, NYC
Registration and activities begin at 11:00 a.m.
Walk begins at 12:20 p.m.
Join Team Signing Time for this event
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Fox Cities Wisconsin Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

Pre-walk Event – with Rachel Coleman
Friday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Perry Hall, UW Fox Valley, Menasha
Event starts at 7:00 p.m.
Go to pre-walk event page

Buddy Walk

Sat, Oct. 1, 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Riverside Park, Neenah
Registration and check-in starts at 10:30 a.m.
Walk begins at 1:00 p.m. with Signing Time Performance to follow Walk
Join Team Signing Time for this event
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Greater Toledo Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk
Sunday, Oct. 2, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Rocket Hall, University of Toledo

Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia Buddy Walk
Sat., Oct. 15th 8:00am – 2:00pm
8:00am On-site registration
Bull Run Regional Park in Centerville, VA
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