Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society


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Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society

P.O. Box 935
Jackson, MS 39205
601-385-DOWN (3696)

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2022 Buddy Walk


Join us for the 20th Annual Central Mississippi Buddy Walk on October 1, 2022 at Trustmark Park in Pearl, Mississippi. Over 1500 participants attend this event, forming teams in honor of our “buddies” with developmental disabilities. In addition to the Buddy Walk, the event includes games, lunch and entertainment, as well as a silent auction.


Bring your tailgating tents and cornhole boards for this year’s Buddy Walk event! We will be slinging hot dogs and burgers on the cooker and of course lots of dancing! We will be celebrating this year with our theme: “Buddy Walk of Fame”

Interesting in sponsoring the event? 

What is the Buddy Walk®?
The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks today. Each year, more than $12 million is raised across the country and around the world to support local programs and services, as well as national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society holds their Buddy Walk® in Pearl, Mississippi each October.

What is Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society?

The mission of CMDSS is to provide support, education and advocacy for people with Down syndrome, their families and communities across Central Mississippi. Our vision is for a community where people with Down syndrome have limitless opportunities and the ability to pursue their dreams.

For any questions about the CMDSS Buddy Walk, please email buddywalk@cmdss.org.

View the gallery of images from the 2019 Buddy Walk.

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