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Welcome to the Down Syndrome Association of Houston's

14th Annual Buddy Walk and
1st Annual Houston Buddy Run

 Saturday, November 8, 2014
8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Buddy Run 8 a.m.  ~ Buddy Bash 9 a.m.
The Walk  11:30 a.m. 

Diamond Lot ~ MINUTE MAID PARK  ~ Downtown Houston

Thank you Houston Buddy Walk GOLD Sponsors!


Thank you Houston Buddy Walk SILVER Sponsors!

Can't wait to see you this year!

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What is the money raised used for?


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 AbilityCamp For AllClub 21Community GroupsConferencesEducation for LifeGymboreeParents Night OutReading ClinicSmart StartSpecial OlympicsBuddy WalkNew 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


 CLICK here for Vendor Opportunities for the 2014 Houston Buddy Walk

Welcome our 2014 vendors! With over 10,000 participants, we are sure your will enjoy our event!

Different Abilities            Monster PBJ

Ms. Monkey's Emporium           Miss Amazing Inc.

 Radio One Houston            Special Olympics

State Farm - Caley Baillio

Our 2014 Houston Buddy Walk

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Using social media to help you Fundraise!


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”


Count Down

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Event Goal for 2014



189 Teams

2171 Walkers

Team Captain Package Documents

THANK YOU for signing up your team for the 2014 Houston Buddy Walk® and becoming a Team Captain!  
Below you will find a breakdown of your Team Captain Package
Individual documents:

Some of our documents are available in an editable format at

If you have difficulties with any of the forms, please feel free to e-mail us at and we will send them via electronically.


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!

Alejandra Lima
DSAH  Buddy Walk

New this year!!


2014 5K Houston

Buddy Run

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

Stay connected and up to date on the Houston Buddy Run!!

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See you at the finish line!

Thank you BRONZE sponsors for your support!