Buddy Walk of Buffalo Niagara
Saturday 7th Sep, 2019

Niagara Peach Festival
890 Center St Lewiston, NY 14092
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Cost: $5
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The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc. announces its 23rd annual Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara, WNY’s Down Syndrome awareness walk of Buffalo and Niagara County. The event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Niagara County Peach Festival parade in Lewiston.

The Family and Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is an affiliate of The National Down Syndrome Society, the leading human rights organization for people with Down syndrome. Its primary mission is to advocate, educate and celebrate all individuals with Down syndrome.

Our main focus is to raise communitywide positive awareness and facilitate meaningful inclusion of all people with Down syndrome in everyday community life as a valued and contributing member of society. There is nothing down about this walk at all! In fact, everyone is all smiles in anticipation of a fun-filled day participating in the parade and festivities in the ever-popular Lewiston Kiwanis Peach Festival!

Proceeds from this year’s Buddy Walk of Buffalo/Niagara will help GiGi’s Playhouse and benefit people of all ages living with Down syndrome in Erie and Niagara counties.  GiGi’s Playhouse changes lives through the consistent delivery of therapeutic-based, educational and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. Best of all, these purposeful programs for all ages are 100% free to families, as cost should not be a barrier to achievement! With over 45 brick and mortar achievement centers across the United States and in Mexico, GiGi’s Playhouse’s replicable operation model delivers centralized tools and resources so local teams can focus on serving families and engaging with the broader community. We are 99% volunteer run and serve over 17,000 families nationwide.

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