Buddy Walk collage

8th Annual Whatcom County


Buddy Walk

Team Kirin
Form a team honoring

your favorite buddy!


BW attendee

Have fun with friends and family!


Kiddos playing

Lots of activities and games to enjoy!


group walking

Grab your friends and family for a walk around beautiful Fairhaven.


Walking family



Get ready to smile and have fun!

Unable to attend

the Buddy Walk?
We would still appreciate
your financial support.
CLICK HERE to make a
quick donation online.
Your generous support helps
fund our important programs throughout the year.
Thank you!



The largest disability awareness event in Whatcom County is just one week away!
The 8th Annual Buddy Walk will be held 11am-2pm on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 at Fairhaven Village Green in Bellingham. The event is hosted by Down syndrome Outreach and The Arc of Whatcom County.

The Buddy Walk committee has been hard at work creating a fabulous day for our community. After the short walk around beautiful Fairhaven, there will be live music, activities and lunch to enjoy. We are also featuring new colorful Buddy Walk shirts and exciting prizes.


Now we need your help!


We need YOU to gather your friends and family, raise money on behalf of yourself or your team, and get ready for a fabulous day of fun. Let's make 2012 our most successful and amazing Buddy Walk yet!


Call The Arc 360-715-0170 or CLICK HERE to download the registration and pledge forms.


Thank you in advance for your generous support and participation!
What is a Buddy Walk?


The Buddy WalkŪ is a fun and rewarding opportunity to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Developed by the National Down Syndrome Society, the Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned for 2011 worldwide. In 2010, more than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

How Can I Help?



Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, please join us for the Buddy Walk. Let's show the world how much Whatcom County cares! *There will be a prize for the individual who raises the most money! Get started today!



A team is a great way to show support, raise money and increase participation for the Buddy Walk. Your team can consist of family, friends, co-workers... anyone who wants to get involved and be inspired! *There are prizes for the largest, most spirited, and highest fundraising teams!



Down syndrome Outreach is an all-volunteer committee of family members and compassionate friends. It takes a team to make the Buddy Walk a fun and rewarding experience, and we would greatly appreciate your help. *This is a great opportunity to help your community!



To support programs for individuals with Down syndrome, we are in great need of generous donations by individuals and businesses. Government budget cuts and increased requests make your donation more important than ever.



Ready to make a difference?

Contact The Arc of Whatcom County:



Makenna (makennap@arcwhatcom.org)

Amy (amym@arcwhatcom.org)


The Arc of Whatcom County 

2602 McLeod Road

Bellingham, Washington 98225