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Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee moves 'Buddy Walk' fundraiser online

Posted at 5:35 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 19:51:05-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee is going online this year, but that doesn't mean "any-buddy" is getting left behind.

The fifteenth annual buddy walk will still be happening in the Capital City in just over a week.

In order to stay safe from COVID-19, teams will be taking part in their own walk, ride or drive in their neighborhood of choice, able to avoid crowding together.

DSAT President Amber Davis says both kids and adults with down syndrome look forward to the walk all year long so they wanted to make sure things worked out for them.

"It's a day to be among peers," said Davis. "It's a day to be recognized in the community and although we have to pivot this year and make this celebration smaller, we just felt like it was still important to have that day."

The Buddy walk is on Oct. 24 and starts at 11 a.m. The online celebration starts at 9 a.m.

The T-shirt deadline to register is on Oct. 2.

This is the group's only fundraiser of the year. If you can't participate but still want to help out, click here.