The Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke will celebrate its Annual 5K run/ 1-mile Buddy Walk on May 5, 2018 at the Explorer Park in Roanoke, Virginia. We expect hundreds of entrants, family members, volunteers and media coverage on race day. Your participation will help this event thrive and grow and we thank you in advance for whatever support you are willing to provide. 

The Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke (“DSAR”) is a non-profit organization providing advocacy, educational and support services for families and friends of individuals with Down syndrome, as well as professionals who work with individuals with disabilities.  
In addition, the DSAR also: 

  • Promotes public awareness and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome
  • Provides up-to-date information to new parents and medical professionals
  • Maintains a lending library • Hosts guest speakers at member events
  • Publishes newsletters and maintains a website
  • Supports community projects that improve the quality of life for people with disabilities
  • Sponsors an annual Buddy Walk to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October
  • The DSAR charges no membership fees. 

We will host a cocktail reception for sponsors on Friday evening before the race. Tickets will be included in the different sponsorship levels and additional tickets may be purchased if needed. The reception promises to be a fun event where you will have the opportunity to learn more about our mission as well as meet DSAR families and board members. 

At the reception, we will also present our prestigious “DSAR Champion of Change Award”. This award recognizes and honors the individual and or sponsor who continues to show a high level of support for our event. 

The DSAR and NDSS will retain 100% of net revenue generated by the event to support the association’s mission.  For questions, please contact Amanda Adams or Bill Lawfield. 

Amanda Adams
(540) 397-0660

Bill Lawfield
(540) 915-5837
Thank you again for your support. 
The DSAR Buddy Walk Committee

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