2014 Buddy Walk

The 2014 DSNO Buddy Walk was Sunday, September 28th at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego. This event celebrates and brings further awareness to our loved ones with Down Syndrome. It is our only fundraiser and enables us to provide the services and support that we offer our families.

In addition to registering for the Walk, many of our members have created Buddy Pages. It is a great way to learn more about our children and support a team. Your support helps to meet our goal to provide encouragement, and a guide to resources for families with a disabled member we provide resources to (limited by funds available) to families in need – primarily single parent families.

This can be done with your Buddy Walk registration and / or donation if you are not able to attend this year. Please visit our Buddy Pages for more information.

We also have a variety of Sponsorship levels. Check out the list of Top Sponsors so far!

  1. Join Our Flag Football League

    October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly Flag Football!
    Lake Oswego OR United States

    DSNO Flag FootballPlease join Coach Robert Swanson and local high school coaches to join our flag football league for girls and boys ages 5 to 18!

    We will play a local high school every Thursday through October 30th at their field. Sign up now to be updated for each week’s game.

    9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

    Register Now

  2. Children’s Healing Art Project

    October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Tigard

    Come join us for a casual gathering of DSNO Dads and friends.
    New Dads are always welcome!

    iStock_000017583538XSmallWe meet on the first Tuesday of every month at a different location around the Portland metro area.  See the DSNO website or facebook page for the next meeting location.

    Contact Elliott Dale at [email protected] or 503-703-2210 with questions.

  4. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    October 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday until December 3, 2014
    Lake Oswego

    Come join us for a casual gathering of DSNO Dads and friends.
    New Dads are always welcome!

    iStock_000017583538XSmallWe meet on the first Tuesday of every month at a different location around the Portland metro area.

    July’s gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 7:00ish at Maher’s in downtown Lake Oswego (430 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034).

    If you are interested in organizing a one-off or regular Dad’s Gathering event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, speaker, outing, etc.) please contact Elliott Dale at  [email protected] or 503-703-2210 

  5. Join Our Flag Football League

    October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly Flag Football!
    Lake Oswego OR United States

    DSNO Flag FootballPlease join Coach Robert Swanson and local high school coaches to join our flag football league for girls and boys ages 5 to 18!

    We will play a local high school every Thursday through October 30th at their field. Sign up now to be updated for each week’s game.

    9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

    Register Now

  6. Mom’s Coffee Vancouver

    October 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  7. Join Our Flag Football League

    October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly Flag Football!
    Lake Oswego OR United States

    DSNO Flag FootballPlease join Coach Robert Swanson and local high school coaches to join our flag football league for girls and boys ages 5 to 18!

    We will play a local high school every Thursday through October 30th at their field. Sign up now to be updated for each week’s game.

    9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

    Register Now

  8. Join Our Flag Football League

    October 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly Flag Football!
    Lake Oswego OR United States

    DSNO Flag FootballPlease join Coach Robert Swanson and local high school coaches to join our flag football league for girls and boys ages 5 to 18!

    We will play a local high school every Thursday through October 30th at their field. Sign up now to be updated for each week’s game.

    9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

    Register Now

  9. Join Our Flag Football League

    October 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Weekly Flag Football!
    Lake Oswego OR United States

    DSNO Flag FootballPlease join Coach Robert Swanson and local high school coaches to join our flag football league for girls and boys ages 5 to 18!

    We will play a local high school every Thursday through October 30th at their field. Sign up now to be updated for each week’s game.

    9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 & 10/30

    Register Now

  10. DSNO Dad’s Gathering

    November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday until December 2, 2014
    Lake Oswego

    Come join us for a casual gathering of DSNO Dads and friends.
    New Dads are always welcome!

    iStock_000017583538XSmallWe meet on the first Tuesday of every month at a different location around the Portland metro area.

    July’s gathering will take place on Tuesday, July 1st from 5:30 to 7:00ish at Maher’s in downtown Lake Oswego (430 5th St, Lake Oswego, OR 97034).

    If you are interested in organizing a one-off or regular Dad’s Gathering event (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, speaker, outing, etc.) please contact Elliott Dale at  [email protected] or 503-703-2210 

Down Syndrome Network Oregon Loves Joe Donlon – Buddy Walk 2014

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Activities, Buddy Walk | 0 comments

Joe shakes it with the Rio style Samba band Bloco Alegria at this years Buddy Walk.

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The Oregon Optimist

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Activities, Down syndrome | 0 comments

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Written by H. Whisman, Oregon Optimist
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore.—

This Sunday, September 28, the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon (DSNO) will host its 2014 Buddy Walk in Millennium Park Plaza to celebrate and support families with loved ones with Down Syndrome.

Lynnette Sander, mother of three, will attend the Buddy Walk with her family for the third year in a row to support her youngest son, Ethan. “We enjoy many aspects of the Buddy Walk. Mostly it is a good time to meet new families and touch base with familiar faces of families in the Down Syndrome community,” she said.

The schedule of events includes pre-walk festivities, the walk itself, lunch, and a dance contest. “The walk is relatively short because everyone walks, including those that have Down Syndrome,” Sander said.

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