Buddy Walk

7th Annual DSNOCC Buddy Walk and 2nd Annual Buddy Run!


Saturday, October 6th 

Jacksonville Commons Recreational Center

Join us for family fun to include food, games, auction items, DSNOCC gear for purchase, and special performance by members of Jessica’s Dance Academy.

Awards to be given to the Largest Team, Most Money Raised , and Most Team Spirit!

Click to register for the event and start fundraising!

2018 Buddy Walk and Run Registration

Guest Speaker for this Year’s Event is Makayla Stewart, Ms South Carolina United States.

When not modeling or dancing in Richlands or Cedar Point, you can find Makayla involved in various outreaches in the community. She is a youth protection advocate. Her passion lies within the dance community and in May led a Leap Above Bullying campaign here locally in Cedar Point. Makayla was also featured in the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation Production film titled “If Only”, which is shown in middle & high schools throughout the country to raise awareness of prescription drug misuse and abuse.

Our 2018 Sponsors

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JZ Mann Pediatric Therapy              Modern Exterminating

Carteret Children’s Clinic       UPS Store in Cedar Point

National Dodge Chrysler Jeep RAM.

White & Johnson Pediatric Dentistry

Auction items from the following businesses: Forkful, Jump in Jax, Swanky Sweets, Giggles, Napoli’s pizza, Salty Sheep Yarn, Liberty Tire/Firestone, Frame Game, 9 Yards Fitness, Scentsy basket, Jersey Mike’s in Swansboro, The Boro Restaurant & Bar, Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant, Atomic Blonde, Phoenix Rising, and Shades of Color in Cedar Point, Christina’s Wine Boutique, Bluewater Vacation Rentals, The Islander Hotel & Resort, Caribsea, Field of Dreams Therapeutic Riding Foundation,  and much more!

For more information, please contact our Buddy Walk® Coordinator, Rebecca Droberg, at vicepresident@dsnocc.org or visit http://www.ndss.org/Buddy-Walk/

Buddy Walk PSA

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk® is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. Since its inception, the Buddy Walk® has grownacross the country. We were proud to bring this wonderful, heart-warming event to our community for the first time in 2012!