Individual and corporate sponsors help make our Buddy Walks a success! Their generous donations help cover the costs of the event and contribute to the many programs offered by the Central Iowa Up With Down Family Support Group.

Last year our event attracted over 1,100 walkers from Central Iowa -doubling the total from 2005 and raising almost $59,000 for local and national programs.  We hope to continue this impressive growth and would love to include you and your company in this wonderful cause!  Money raised from the walk goes directly to funding programs that promote the inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome in everyday life.  Your help is greatly needed.  Won't you consider being a buddy?

If you are interested in getting involved there are several ways to offer a tax- deductible gift:


  • provide a monetary donation
  • offer a donation of your products or services
  • organize a company team to participate in the Buddy Walk




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