16th Annual Buddy Walk

There is still time to donate to the 2022 Buddy Walk! 

The 16th Annual Community Link Buddy Walk was held on Saturday, October 8th at Northside Park in Breese, IL. It was beautiful, fun day filled with golden sunshine to celebrate Community Link's "Golden" 50th Anniversary!

This years Buddy Walk featured many new activities that attributed to its success. A 50th Anniversary Ceremony, our inaugural Best Buddy Dog Show, and a Fall craft tent were fan favorites amongst walkers. Tradition was not lost, however, with the 1 mile walk through the streets of Breese as the main event. The Buddy Walk was a successful celebration of all of our loved ones with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.

The Buddy Walk was established by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to raise awareness and support programs for those with Down syndrome. Community Link is proud to have one of the larger walks in the country to support local programs while contributing 2.5% of proceeds to NDSS for national initiatives.

Thank you to all who participated in this fun filled day to honor our participants. We had over 1200 registrations of friends and family walking with us! Missed the Buddy Walk, but still hoping to donate? There is still time to donate now.

THANKS TO YOU...in 2022, our Buddy Walk raised over $125,000!

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