Can't wait to see you this year!
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Join our Houston Buddy Walk Group on Facebook!
What is the money raised used for?
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The Houston Buddy Walk is the biggest DS awareness program offered by the Down Syndrome Association of Houston. It is also a fundraiser that allows DSAH to continue to offer the much needed programs to our DS community.
DSAH offers an array of programs to serve all age groups in the Down syndrome community. From newborns to adults, we are sure that you can find a program for your loved one with Down syndrome and family at DSAH.
Some of our programs include Camp Ability, Camp For All, Club 21, Community Groups, Conferences, Education for Life, Gymboree, Parents Night Out, Reading Clinic, Smart Start, Special Olympics, Buddy Walk, New Baby Gift Baskets and family events like World Down Syndrome Day, The Holiday party and the Pool Party.
DSAH currently proudly serves over 1,900 members with it’s various activities. From Pre-natal diagnosis support to our adult Club 21 events, our members are welcome to enjoy a full list of activities and education.
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Vendor Opportunities for the 2014 Houston Buddy Walk
Our 2014 Houston Buddy Walk
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Using social media to help you Fundraise!
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Tips on Using Social Media for Buddy Walk® Fundraising
DSAH Facebook fan page: Down Syndrome Association of Houston
Buddy Walk and Buddy Run FB Fan page:Houston Buddy Walk/Run
*“Like” Houston Buddy Walk/Run and the Down Syndrome Association of Houston on Facebook
*Follow DSAH on Twitter and Instagram
*Repost/retweet @DSAHouston page posts and tweets to generate excitement
*Create a Facebook group for your team, where you can post important registration and donation information, as well as day-of information for all of your friends
Use statuses and tweets to:
- Provide a link directly to your team page
- Provide a link to the BW video from 2013
- State your purpose and request clearly
- Create buzz and excitement
- Post updates regularly about goals you are setting and reaching as a team
- Post pictures of last year, your buddy, preparation for day-of, etc.
- Ask for a specific amount on a specific day
- “Help us reach $1,500 by the end of the day. Only $250 to go”
GET CONNECTED, GET INVOLVED, BE INSPIRED
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Event Goal for 2014
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Team Captain Package Documents
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Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Buddy Walk
Each year all the families of Down Syndrome Association of Houston (DSAH) gather up their family and friends, to come take part in this wonderful Awareness Walk. It is the main awareness program and fundraiser that DSAH has each year, and it helps us continue to grow the programs and services that we provide to our families.
The Buddy Walk has three primary goals: 1) To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. 2) To raise funds locally and nationally for education, research and advocacy programs; and 3) To enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and national policy and practice.
We know you will have an amazing time and THANK YOU for helping us carry out our mission…to “create awareness and acceptance of children and adults with Down syndrome through advocacy, socialization, education and medical outreach”.
Things Keep Looking Up!
DSAH Buddy Walk
New this year!!
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2014 5K Houston
We are proud to announce our first competitive Chip-time 5K Buddy Run benefiting the Down Syndrome Association of the Houston!!! This year’s Houston Buddy Run will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., runners will kick-off the 3.1mile run in the streets of Downtown Houston culminating in our legendary Buddy Bash at the Minute Maid Park’s Diamond Lot!!!
Registration for the First Annual Houston Buddy Run opens on July 1st, 2014. Registration fee is $25 per runner and it includes some cool swag your running shirt and all while benefiting the wonderful cause of Down syndrome!
Register for the 2014 Buddy Run at www.buddyrunhouston.org
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See you at the finish line!