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Since 1995, the Buddy Walk® has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community. What started with just 17 events in the mid 90’s has grown to include over 333,000 participants world wide at 250 events raising over 14.2 million dollars in 2017!


Join us!

Join TBODS on Saturday, October 19th from 10:00-2:00 for The Buddy Walk! This is our primary fundraising event each year. We host the one-mile walk that promotes understanding and acceptance of Down syndrome. The day includes lunch and a T-shirt to all those who register. We accept monetary donations, pledges, sponsorships, and raffle items for this event. All people who have Down syndrome receive a medal when finishing their walk. The day also includes other fun things to do such as jump houses, dance competitions, music, washable tattoos, current information on Down syndrome, local mascots, and a huge raffle. Community groups such as the University of the Pacific’s Baseball Team, Port City Roller Girls, local Girl Scout troops, Host Lyons Club, Family Resource Network and the United Way have all volunteered and helped out on this special day. Annually, we give 7% of our income from this event back to the National Down Syndrome Society for their research and advocacy efforts.



Join hundreds of families this year as we celebrate, advocate, and walk for Down Syndrome!



This year we invite you to sponsor the Buddy Walk in the following ways below! Each level offers additional representation for your company on our website, public announcements, official T-Shirt and more. Click below to learn more about each sponsorship opportunity.



Want to donate above and beyond the Gold Sponsorship package?

If you would like to sponsor more than the Gold Sponsorship we’d be incredible grateful. This will need to be done through our Paypal donation process where you can enter in your custom amount over $1000.00. In addition, you will also receive the sponsor benefits of the Gold Package. If you would like to opt out of the benefits, please select the “Opt Out of Benefits” on the form below.



CAn’t attend but would like to donate to the buddy walk?

Every year many folks support our buddy walk who don’t live near by or want to support from a distance. For those of you interested, thank you in advance for your considerable donation. Please click the button below to provide that donation via PayPal. Once you fill out the optional contact form, please add “Buddy Walk Donation” in the comments on the PayPal site.


Join These Great Sponsors!


ALta Genetics California

Blackwell Heating & Air

Barindelli Farms Inc.

Broadleaf Trading INc.

Bronco Wine Company

Certified Coatings Company Inc.

Central State Credit Union

cultural homestay international

Emergency Food Bank of Stockton & San Joaquin

F&R Ag Services, Inc.

Five Window Brewery

Genske, Mulder & Company, LLP

George Beach Insurance

G. Silva Custom Farming

GPX WHolesale, INc.

Greg Nunes Realty

Jackson & Associates

JNM Dairy

LG Crop INsurance Services

NorCal Muffler and Truck Inc.

Nutrien Ag Solutions

pine creek nutrition

Robert Gioletti & SOns Dairy Inc.

Sam A. Shaikh Insurance Agency INc.

schrader mechanical

Sinclear Dairy

Smart and Final

Squeeze burger

Sunrise Farms

Town & Country Heating and Cooling Inc.

Valley View Transportation, Inc.

Wendy Glaister Interiors

Winton-ireland, Strom & Green INsurance Agency

Yosemite Farm Credit

Thank you for your support. From everyone at

The Brighterside of Down Syndrome!