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Admission Prices

$20 - Adult (ages 13 and up) 

$22 - Adult with 2XL-4XL shirt 

$10 - Child (ages 3-12) 

FREE - Individual with Down syndrome 

FREE - Babies (ages newborn – 2) 

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Support Us at Buddy Walk®

Buddy Walk®, established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society, promotes awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. To read more about the history, development, and current practices of the National Buddy Walk please visit the National Down Syndrome Society website. 

Tim Harris, of Tim's Big Heart Enterprises,will join us as our Grand Marshall this year! You may have seen Tim on the news hugging President Obama. Perhaps you saw him showcasing his multiple Special Olympic medals. You also may have received one of his famous hugs at Tim's Place, the restaurant he owned for five years in New Mexico. Maybe you had the pleasure to watch him speak at one of his many conferences appearances including TEDx. Tim spreads his message of love and inspiration as he travels around the world helping to "break down barriers, get rid of any stereotypes, and inspire the whole world to follow their dreams!"

Event Details                                                  
September 30, 2017                                       

10:00 am - 2:00 pm                                       

1244 Jack Vest Dr., Johnson City                     

ETSU Basler CPA 
Intramural Front Yard Field                               

Order of Events
 10:00 - Registration 
 11:00 - Walk
 11:30 - Lunch and entertainment           
 1:00 - Fundraising awards
 1:30 - Shut down; Volunteers needed

Participating Vendors          
Little Ceasars

Origami Owl
Tastefully Simple

Kids Activities
Bounce House
Face Painting
Ball Toss
Nail Painting

Tim Harris Dinner Banquet

Join us for the dinner banquet the Friday evening before the Buddy Walk. Check out the details here and please RSVP.

Link to Banquet event details

We need Volunteers!
Buddy Walk is our biggest event of the year and we are always in need of people to help us set up and clean up. Please let us know if you can help. Contact for more details.
Want to be a Vendor?
Friends is looking for vendors to participate at the 2017 Buddy Walk? Cost for a spot is $30 or a donation of $30 worth of product. You will need to provide your own table/chairs/tent. Email Martha at for details.
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