Support Us at Buddy Walk®

Buddy Walk®, established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society, promotes awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. To read more about the history, development, and current practices of the National Buddy Walk please visit the National Down Syndrome Society website.

We are proud to have Johnson City Mayor, Jenny Brock, as the Grand Marshal of our 2020 Buddy Walk®.

The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the FRIENDS Buddy Walk. The safety and health of our community and our members is top priority. For this reason, we are bringing to you our first ever virtual Buddy Walk. We hope you will consider joining us WHEREVER YOU ARE sometime during the week of Sunday, September 20th through the 26th. Buddy Walk® may be different this year, but our mission is not. Teams will have the flexibility to create and host celebrations of their choosing. The FRIENDS 2020 Buddy Walk® can be celebrated with family, friends, classmates and neighbors on the block outside their house,  right inside their home, at a local business or a favorite park. We look forward to having you join us for the FRIENDS 2020 Virtual Buddy Walk®.

We thank the following GOLD sponsors for their generous support of our Buddy Walk®.

Jiffy Lube® Logo
Gastrointestinal Associates of Northeast Tennessee
Hoilman Construction Company
Collins Shipley, PLLC
Michael Walker Realty & Auction

We thank the following SILVER sponsors for their generous support of our Buddy Walk®.

Comerford Family
Optimum Diesel
CaCa's Lemonade


P.O. Box 5677
Johnson City, TN 37602




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