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 8th Annual Buddy Walk - Now Virtual


Now Virtual!

Help us raise funds for The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT).

21 days to walk on your own, or with your family!

Developed by the National Down Syndrome Association (NDSS) in 1995, the Buddy Walk® promotes awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome. It also aims to raise funds for education, research, advocacy and community based programs. The Buddy Walk® is the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.

What is a Virtual Walk?

Due to Covid-19, DSAT has decided to take the Buddy Walk virtual! Between August 16th and September 5th, participants can take part in raising awareness and funds by walking 3KM on their own or with family anywhere that maintains safe physical distancing. The 21-day event will be shared on all social platforms, followed by a virtual celebration on September 5th with contests, prizes and entertainment!

We encourage individuals and teams to take part on social media. Share with us how you're completing your walk by tagging us in a photo or video and using the hashtag #DSATBW2020 to be featured on our social media channels and be automatically entered in our contests!

Every dollar counts! DSAT receives no government funding and relies on private donations to provide programming for our community In response to COVID-19, DSAT has launched over 22 virtual programs held monthly to keep our community connected and thriving!

Sign up today with your team or as an individual to participate! Once registered, you can login to your account to customize your Personal & Team donation pages; send emails; manage offline pledges; and view the status of your Personal & Team fundraising efforts.

Are you a Corporate Group with multiple teams? To register your Corporate Group, please send an email to or leave voice message at 416-966-0990 with your contact information. Once your group is registered, your team leaders will be able to select your Company's name when creating their teams.

Would you like to sponsor a friend or family member? Click "Sponsor a Participant" above to find the person and/or team you would like to support.

Date & Time: Aug 16, 2020 12:00 AM to
Sep 05, 2020 01:00 PM
[America/Toronto UTC -5]

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Registration Closes: Oct 05, 2020 11:59 PM


Top Fundraisers
1. Dave and Valerie Tih
2. Nisha Hasan
3. Tommy Leblanc-Beaudoin
4. Jonathan Hughes
5. Sara Wexler and Eric Sehr
Top Teams
1. Team Tyler
2. Team Ryan
3. Team Stella
4. Team Hailey
5. Team Siya

*All Teams
 Registration Options
I will collect donations and participate in the Buddy Walk

I will collect donations but i'm unable to participate in the Walk

I won't be collecting donations but I'd like to RSVP and Help raise awareness



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