Community Connection: Buddy Walk

Joan Redeen and her son Jared visited KRTV to talk about the event
Posted at 10:11 AM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 18:37:33-04

GREAT FALLS — The annual Under The Big Sky Buddy Walk will be on Saturday, September 28.

Event organizer Joan Redeen and her son Jared visited KRTV to talk about the event.

On-site registration begins at 10:30 a.m., and the walk will commence at 11 a.m. There is no cost to participate.

The event will be in the University of Providence's new Recreation Center at 2412 11th Avenue South. From 10th Ave South, turn right onto 25th St S, this building is one block down on the right hand side - if you reach El Comedor, you've driven too far! Registration opens at 10:30, the walk commences at 11am. If anyone has any questions, please call 799-5105.

From the event page on Facebook:

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. The primary goal of the Buddy Walk® is to promote the awareness and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. Families and friends whose lives have been touched by Down syndrome will join members of our community in helping to raise awareness concerning the abilities people with Down syndrome possess. The Buddy Walk® has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to more than 330,000 participants raising $14.2 million dollars in more than 250 events across the country and around the world, which is used to support local programs and services, as well as national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Participants are advised to bundle up, as the forecast calls for snow, and temperatures near freezing!

For more information, call Joan Redeen at 799-5104.