Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans

When: Saturday,

October 28, 2017

9am - 3:00pm

Walk starts PROMPTLY at 11:00am

Where: "The Shrine on Airline"

(Baby Cakes Field)
6100 Airline Highway, Metairie, LA

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, crafts, snacks, and so much more.

Welcome to Buddy Walk 2017!

Registration is Now Open!

  • Registration for the 2017 Buddy Walk is $15.00 (non-refundable) and will include a 2017 Buddy Walk t-shirt!
  • T-shirts are not guaranteed after October 1 registration - Extra shirts will be ordered but we cannot guarantee the correct shirt size  
  • T-shirts after the October 1st registration date will be on a first come-first served basis 
  • It's still free for those with Down syndrome and other intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • 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 25 

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 teams fundraising page - You can add your own picture and tell your own story.
  • You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay may pay as a guest on the PayPal site.
Silent Auction

Our Silent Auction is Once Again Being Coordinated by Kate Kenny!

Silent Auction is a great way to boost your team's fundraising efforts.  Each Buddy Walk team is asked to make a basket or similar item to be auctioned the day of the event.  

  • Some cool ideas: A Day at the Spa (massage/mani/pedi)
  • Parents Night Out (Dinner for two and tickets to a concert or live theater)
  • Night at the Movies
  • Seven Days Without Dishes (Dinner for two at seven different restaurants)
  • A Weekend Staycation - (Hotel stay - three days/two nights)
  • Wine and Cheese basket
  • Tickets to different sporting events such as Saints, Pelicans, Baby Cakes, LSU games

These are just a few suggestions.  You can be creative!  Need more information?  Contact Kate Kenny at 386.589.2262 or email at

Volunteer Corner

Volunteer News and Updates

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.  We will need people to help set up, onsite registration, food booths, games, contests, clean up, parking lot assistance, vendor assistance and much, much more.  


To register as a volunteer, go to 

Students needing service hours and corporate group volunteers welcome!

Buddy Walk 2017 Countdown!
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Buddy Walk 2017's Goal


52 Teams

923 Walkers
What is 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 2014 with more than 315,000 participants raising nearly $13 million dollars in more than 250 events across the country and around the world.  For more information go to
Team Captain's Tool Box

Attention Team Captains!


Are you ready to personalize your team page?  


Here are the tools that you need to help you reach your goals.

Buddy Walk Rules for 2017

Team Incentives

Benefits of Sponsorship

Request for Donation Letter


If you have any questions or need assistance, email or call 504-259-6201.


DSAGNO Buddy Level - $250
DSAGNO Friend Level - $500.00
DSAGNO Patron Level - $1,000.00
Esteemed Sponsor Level - $2500.00
Platinum Summit Level - $5,000.00
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