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7th Annual Buddy Walk by the Sea

Promoting Acceptance & Inclusion

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Hyannis Village Green,Hyannis MA

Event Information

The MDSC Buddy Walk Program is the state’s largest public awareness platform to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk by the Sea brings together the South Shore, Cape and Islands communities for a seaside summer celebration. Funds raised from this event support all MDSC programs advocating for full, meaningful lives for individuals with Down syndrome across the state.

Schedule of Events (rain or shine)

10:00am-11:00am Registration & Pre-Walk Festivities

    Music entertainment by Wayne Potash, facepainting, arts & crafts, field games, raffle, exhibitors and refreshments

11:00am-12:30pm Walk & Post-Walk Festivities

    Enjoy a 1.2-mile stroll down Historic Main Street Hyannis then continue the celebration back on the Village Green; pre-walk activities continue plus enjoy post walk ice cream, performances by Cape Cod CAN theater students and more!


· Adults- $25.00
· Children & Young Adults (22 and under)- $10.00

Pre-registration includes all walk festivities and your event t-shirt.

On-site registration fees are $30 for Adults and $15 for children and young adults (22 and under). T-shirts are only guaranteed to people who pre-register. All others are given out while supplies last.


Your fundraising efforts are critical to our mission and directly impact programs and services that provide hope to new and expectant parents, training to medical professionals and students, best practices to educators, meaningful opportunities for teens and adults, and a strong voice on Capitol Hill.

We ask that all walkers, ages 13 and up, strive to reach the $200 fundraising goal.

Other Helpful Information

On the top-left column of this page, you can find more information about being a team captain, the Buddy Walk All Star Program, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, and other tools to get you started.

For all questions, ideas, and suggestions, please email

The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society 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 planned for 2013 worldwide. In 2012, more than $11.5 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

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