CIDSO Buddy Walk
13th Annual
CIDSO Buddy Walk
September 23, 2017
Carden Park & Prairieland Elementary, 1300 Raab Road, Normal, Illinois
Buddy Walk CIDSO Bloomington Normal Illinois

Welcome to the 13th Annual CIDSO Buddy Walk!

Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization

Carden Park & Prairieland Elementary School, Normal, Illinois

9:00 am - 10:30am: Registration, T-shirts, Entertainment, Raffle, Pictures, Free Food & Spirit Team Awards
10:30 am: Walk kicks off with the largest spirit team as grand marshal

Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support—come and join the 13th annual CIDSO Buddy Walk!

The 2017 walk will be held Saturday, September 23 at Carden Park adjacent to Prairieland Elementary School, 1300 E. Raab Road, Normal, Illinois.

The fun begins at 9:00 am with on-site registration, t-shirts, entertainment, a raffle, pictures, free food and spirit team awards. At 10:30 the largest spirit team will lead off the walk.

Buddy Walk RegistrationIt only takes a few minutes to register online, order a t-shirt or make a donation.
Create Spirit TeamYou can also create a Spirit Team that joins together walkers and donors to build unity and support.

National Down Syndrome Society

The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 Walks planned for 2015 worldwide.

In 2014, nearly $13 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

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Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization

Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization (CIDSO) is a not-for-profit organization established in 1974 to act as a support service for the families in McLean County and in Central Illinois who had been touched by Down syndrome. CIDSO was founded by Bill and Diane Crutcher, along with Steve and Penny Schimpler.

The organization consists of family members, care givers, educators, and medical professionals. Membership is free and open to any one interested in our organization. CIDSO is the oldest Down syndrome parents' group in Illinois and the second oldest in the nation.

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