Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society


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Central Mississippi Down Syndrome Society

667 US-51 Suite C
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601-385-DOWN (3696)

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2023 Buddy Walk



Join us for the 22nd Annual Central Mississippi Buddy Walk on October 5, 2024 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 basket raffle. 

Bring your tailgating tents and corn hole 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:
“Buddies Blaze the Trail” a Camping theme. Funds made from the Buddy Walk support the CMDSS Buddy Center in Ridgeland, a place for free programming for people with Down syndrome and their families. 

Interesting in Sponsoring this year’s Walk? 

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.


2023 Buddy Walk

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