MightyMeals Sponsors DSANV’s Annual Buddy Walk
By: Christine Bean
MightyMeals is proud to be a sponsor of the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia’s (DSANV) annual Buddy Walk®, taking place on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at Signal Hill Park in Manassas, VA.
The Buddy Walk® program is DSANV’s largest yearly fundraising event, focusing on ways to better the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome.
Proceeds from the Buddy Walk® will support DSANV’s mission to ensure all individuals with Down Syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to, and achieve the fulfillment of life in their communities. We are appreciative of any donations, no matter how small! You can donate here.
It’s not too late to register to walk! Online registration closes 9/27, however registration will also be available on the day of the event starting at 8:30am through the starting time at 10:00am. You can also support DSANV’s mission by placing your MightyMeals order through this link, and $10 will be donated to the 2022 DSANV Buddy Walk.
Buddy Walk® Event Program Details – 10/2/2022
8:30 a.m. Park and Onsite Registration Open
10:00 a.m. Registration Closes, DSANV Buddy Walk® Festival Begins
10:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Ceremonies Begin
11:00 a.m. Buddy Walk® Start
11:30 a.m. DSANV Buddy Walk® Festival Resumes following walk
02:30 p.m. DSANV Buddy Walk® Festival Ends
DSANV was originally founded as MOMS in 1972. In the early 80s, the name was changed to Parents of Down Syndrome (PODS). In 2004, they became the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV). Since then, they have grown to more than 900 members representing the thousands of individuals across Northern Virginia who have Down Syndrome.
DSANV has become a trusted resource for individuals, families, friends, educators, employers, legislators, and the medical community. The organization engages a strong board of directors and a broad base of volunteer and financial support in achieving its mission to ensure that all individuals with Down Syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to, and achieve fulfillment of life in their communities. DSANV helps families adjust to the diagnosis and/or birth of a child with Down Syndrome. It provides individuals with Down Syndrome, and their families, with educational, social, and recreational programs and community events that allow families to meet, interact and learn from each other. DSANV increases community awareness of the capabilities and contributions of individuals with Down Syndrome and supports local organizations that serve the Down Syndrome community.