To submit a photo of your child or loved one with Down syndrome for the walkway path, please choose one of the following options:
·  Mail ONE 8x10 PHOTO of your child to: DSSW BW Photos, 9415 E. Harry St., Suite 405, Wichita, KS 67207 (include name, age, city and state)

·  Email a photo to Include your child's name, age, city, and state with your photo!

The deadline for photo entries for the 2017 Buddy Walk is September 8, 2017. 

About Buddy Walk®2017

Join us on October 7, 2017! The Down Syndrome Society of Wichita is here to serve individuals with Down syndrome and their community including medical professionals, educators, supporters and of course families! We're dreaming big for Down syndrome and hope you will consider forming a team for this year's event or participating in the 5K event!

*This year's all new 5K will feature a route with top-placing medals for men and women competitors along with prize packets!

​The Buddy Walk®is a one-mile leisure walk followed by lunch and fun activities! Over the past 13 years, the event has included bounce houses, clowns, music, dancing, games, face painting, basket drawings, photo booth, and much more! The purpose of the Buddy Walk®is to help promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Last year's Buddy Walk®was a huge success! We had over 2,500 walkers and raised over $87,000! We are looking forward to a great day of celebration.

All sales are final. No refunds. We enjoy our furry friends, but they can frighten our buddies or be frightened in such large crowds. Please leave the pets at home.


Special Memorial Section &

Memorial Ribbons

Indiv. with Down syndrome - free
Children 3 and under - free
Child (4-12)
Adult (over 12)
*Please register ALL attendees

Early Bird Registration

June 2- August 1
*Includes t-shirt, lunch, games and activities
Child - $10

Adult - $15

5K event - $20

Regular Registration

August 2 - September 22
*includes t-shirt, lunch, games and activities
Child - $15

Adult - $20

5K Event - $25

Late Registration
September 23 - October 2

No Shirt included

*includes  lunch, games

and activities
Child - $15

Adult - $20

5K Event - $25

Onsite Registration

October 4-7
*includes lunch, games

and activities 

Registration onsite only
Packet pick up onsite only
Child - $20

Adult - $25

5K Event - $30

*Registration for the 5K includes  family fun walk,  if desired* 

Pathway Signs Need You!

For our families who've lost a loved one with Down syndrome, we want to share a special ribbon with your loved one's picture. We'll be able to provide up to 10 ribbons per team. If you would like ribbons for your team, please include the number you'd like, along with your loved one's picture submitted for the walkway path. If you'd like to have a sign honoring your loved one in our special memorial section, please send your request (photo, special notes, dates, etc.) to