Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans

When: Saturday

October 6, 2018
9am - 3:00pm

Walk starts PROMPTLY at 11:00am
Where: "The Shrine on Airline"

(Baby Cakes Parking Lot)
6000 Airline Highway, Metairie, LA 70003

The Buddy Walk is a family fun event and fundraiser designed to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome. Join us for a jambalaya cook-off, live music, dozens of games, an awesome silent auction, crafts, snacks, and so much more.
Welcome to Buddy Walk 2018

Registration is Now Open!

  • Registration for the 2018 Buddy Walk is $15.00 (non-refundable) and will include a 2018 Buddy Walk t-shirt!
  • T-shirts are not guaranteed after September 10th registration - Extra shirts will be ordered but we cannot guarantee the correct shirt size  
  • T-shirts after the  September 10th registration date will be on a first come-first served basis 
  • It's still free for those with Down syndrome
  • Children two years of age and under are also free but will not include t-shirts 

Fundraising Contest and Online Registration Ends

Midnight, Wednesday, October 3 

All checks from registrants and donors must be received by DSAGNO by this date in order for it to be included in the fundraising contest.

Registration Tips:

  • If you want to register more than one person per payment, make sure to click  'Register Another' instead of 'Registration complete'
  • If you add a donation amount, it gets ADDED to your registration amount.
  • If you are paying by check, your check must reach us before the walk to count for your team's fundraising!
  • If you are signing up as a team captain you MUST click the box to create a fundraising page, this will serve as your team's fundraising page - You can add your own picture and tell your own story.
  • You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay online - you may pay as a guest on the PayPal site.
Volunteer Corner

Volunteer News and Updates

Students needing service hours and corporate group volunteers welcome!

We will need many volunteers to have a successful walk.  If you are not on a team or do not plan on participating in the walk, please consider volunteering your time. 

To learn more about volunteering click here




Volunteer time will count toward being eligible for a stipend to attend the 2019 National Down Syndrome Congress conference. The volunteer must be an immediate family member of the individual with Down syndrome.  To read the guidelines click here.

Buddy Walk 2018 Countdown
84 days 13 hours 59 minutes 54 seconds
until the fun begins!
Buddy Walk's 2018 Goal


3 Teams

12 Walkers
Top 2018 Fund Raisers
The History of Buddy Walk
Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome The event has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to another record breaking year in 2017 with more than 330,000 participants, raising nearly $14.2 million dollars in more than 250 events across the country and around the world.  For more information click here
Team Captain's Tool Box

Attention Team Captains!

Are you ready to personalize your team page?  


AND...Very Exciting News! 

Your team members can set up their own fundraising page and the money they raise counts toward your goal!  Your team members can compete against each other to see who raises the most money for your team! 

Here are some tools that can help you reach your goals.

Buddy Walk Rules for 2018

2018 Team Incentives

Benefits of Sponsorship

Request for Donation Letter

2019 Stipends Guidelines

If you have any questions or need assistance, email

or call 504-259-6201.


Platinum Summit Level - $5,000.00
Esteemed Sponsor Level - $2,000.00
DSAGNO Patron Level - $1,000.00
DSAGNO Friend Level - $500.00
DSAGNO Buddy Level - $250
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