Down Syndrome Event – Buddy Walk on Washington

by Carrie with Children with comments closed

I’m still getting my feet wet learning everything I can about Down syndrome. (Read the story of my sweet Molly here.) I recently learned about a great event sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society – the Buddy Walk on Washington, February 7 & 8, 2011.

The event includes interactive, advocacy training in preparation for the event and a reception and awards ceremony.  The conference concludes with private meetings with elected officials and other Down syndrome events on Capitol Hill. It’s a fantastic way to voice concerns and ideas with stakeholders in Washington.  I’m looking forward to participating once my Molly gets a little older. Here’s some info from their site about the event.

The Buddy Walk on Washington will be a powerful way for the Down syndrome community to:

  • Send a strong message from the Down syndrome community about important national policy goals, including improvements for education, research, healthcare and more
  • Meet and create positive relationships with policy makers
  • Educate elected officials about the strengths and needs of their constituents with Down syndrome
  • Connect with other Down syndrome advocates from around the country
  • Learn new strategies for successful advocacy

If you’d like to learn more about how you can participate, check out the Buddy Walk on Washington site or stop by their Facebook page.   If you are interested in attending, act soon – the registration deadline is January 10th!

**I received no compensation for this post.  I’m sharing this information with you because it’s a cause close to my heart.**