Down Syndrome Support Team

DSST Buddy Walk

Buddy Walk

Each year, the National Buddy Walk Program touches thousands of lives.  When the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) created it in 1995, there were walks in 17 cities.  This year, over 300 Buddy Walk events will be held with more than 310,000 people expected to participate.  The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training.  It is a wonderful, heart-warming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome.  Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, come and join a Buddy Walk in your local community.


When: Sunday, October 1st
Where: Gallup Park (3000 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor)
Time: Walk @ 3pm (Day of Registration available at 1:30pm)

Printable registration form

Registration is now Open!
Sign up for this year's Buddy Walk

2016 Buddy Walk Gold Sponsors:




A1 logo

Pizza House logo





A heartfelt thanks to all of our generous Sponsors!

Buddy Walk 2016 Sponsors


Glendenning at Buddywalk2015


Pizza House – Pizza

Simply Scrumprious Catering - Cookies

In-Tune Rentals - Discounted AV/Sound System

Goetzcraft Printers – Printing

A1 Rental – Discounted Table/Chairs/Tent

Best Day Ever Parties - Character Appearances 

Whole Foods - Water for event

Zingermans – Brownies

Buschs – Gift card for supplies

Meijer - Gift card for supplies

Kroger - Gift card for supplies

Sam's Club - Gift card for supplies

Buddy Walk 2016 Raffle and Silent Auction Donors

A2 Symphony Orchestra

African Safari Wildlife Park

Ann Arbor Mortgage Co. Silvius

Applied Fitness Solutions

Ayn Luther

Bagger Dave's

Body Wisdom

Brewed Awakening

Brian & Laurie Hochrein

Capital Title

Carrigan's Café.

Cathy Pinkerton

Chelsea Milling Co.

Chelsea Treehouse

Christie Taylor

Chuck E. Cheese's

Dana Vespremi

Deedra  Sole Cravens

Dexter's Pub

Edward Jones

Elaine & Jeff Luther

Eleanor & Craig Kelley

Erin Dougherty

Foerg Glassworks

Fran Coys Salon

Goldfish Swim School

Great Strides

Hantz Golf Clubs

In Touch Therapeutic Massage

James Chapman

Joslyn Shehab

Kathy Nickodemus

Kelly Curtis

Liberty Athletic Club

Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack



Melissa Epstein

Melissa Hart

Melissa Katke

Michelle Hoorne

Milton Ornament

MTE Engineering

Nancy Mascaro-Miller

Natalie Henke, DDS

Nhi Torres

Nina Cambron

Orangetheory Fitness

Paul & Angela Schmidt

Pear Sperling Eggan & Daniels

Peter & Melissa  Katke

PKSA Karate Ann Arbor

Purple Rose Theatre Company

Red Brick Kitchen & Bar

Ron & Sharon Vespremi

Rose Creehan

Saline ATA Martial Arts

Shades Salon

Stacey Murdock-Webster

Stacy Tatman

Stadium Hardware

Stasi Papandreou-Webber

Stephanie Ostrowski

Stonebridge Golf Club

The Encore Musical Theatre Company

The Kensington Hotel

Tim Bonyai

Tim Katanski

Togo North America

Toledo Zoo

Tom & Megan Costigan

Tonya Rich

Travis Pointe Country Club

Vincine Pearlstein

Wayne & Susan Luttrell


Workout 1

Zap Zone Laser Tag

Zippy Auto Wash


Our Mission

We provide support and resources to individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. We work with our community to build an accepting environment where every individual can contribute and reach their fullest potential.

Our Vision

A community where every person feels accepted and valued for their own unique talents and strengths.

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