Countdown to Buddy Walk 2019!








LDSS Buddy Walk 2019

Join the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society for our 14th annual Buddy Walk at Forsyth Park to honor and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome. This event raises awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.


Online registration will close on Thursday, October 3, but registration will be available the day of the walk beginning at 8:30 am.


If you know of an individual or business that would like to sponsor the Buddy Walk either with a monetary donation or an in kind donation, please follow up with them as soon as possible.  A quick reference guide to Sponsorship levels is attached.
Please note that if a sponsor wants to be included on the t-shirt, the deadline is September 4th.  A sponsor’s name will appear on the shirt if they give $500 – $999.  A sponsor’s logo will appear on the shirt if they give $1000 or more. (As for logos, files that are vector art, 300 dpi work best.  They will also accept jpgs and pdfs.)
Also, if you are approaching a business or individual about sponsorship, please let us know at so we don’t duplicate our efforts.  If you need assistance with approaching a business or individual, please let us know.

Information Booths

If you know of a business or organization that provides good or services for people with different abilities who might like to have a booth at the Buddy Walk, please send their name and contact information to Laura Ambrose at
Booth information is also available online under LDSS Buddy Walk Tab under the Sponsorship Tab, see Vendor Information.


If you know of a group or individual that would like to volunteer at the Buddy Walk in any capacity, please email the following information to

  • Name of Contact Person
  • Phone number
  • Email
  • Area of interest (booths, set up, clean up, etc.)
  • Hours of availability (certain hours, all day, etc.)

Posters along the Walk Route

For those of you who participated in LDSS Calendar 2020, all of your posters will already be along the walk.
For those of you who did NOT participate in LDSS Calendar 2020 and would like for your child’s poster to be featured along the walk, please submit a high resolution picture of your child with their name to Candy at no later than September 20.

Button Makers

LDSS has 2 button maker machines that we make available by appointment to our Buddy Walk Teams to make Team Buttons.

  • In Chatham County, Pam Hussey is your contact for the Button Maker.  Her phone number is (912)220-6429.  Her email is
  • In Effingham County, Wendy Fears is your contact for the Button Maker.  Her phone number is (912)667-2147.  Her email is

You will need to contact these ladies and get a day to checkout the button maker.  We ask that you return the button maker within 3 days so everyone will have a chance to make buttons.  The prices for the buttons are as follows:

  • 25 buttons:  $10
  • 50 buttons:  $15
  • 100 buttons:  $25


All participants will have colored shirts this year!!