If you'd like to create a buddy team of your own, visit the Registration Page for more information.

Buddy Pages Contest!

We will be having a contest for who can raise the most money with their Buddy Page. So get creative, tell your story and reach out to everyone you know to support your loved ones with Down Syndrome and DSNO.

Raise the following amounts with your Buddy Page and earn the following rewards ~

  • $2,500 - Earns $120 toward 1 session respite or speech/behavioral therapy.
  • $5,000 - Earns 2 more sessions (total of 3 respite/speech therapy)
  • $7,500 - Wins 3 sessions of speech / behavioral therapist and an iPad for your child.
  • Grand Prize! - For the Buddy Pages that raises the most money - receive a night's stay at The Nines, dinner at Departure with childcare included.

Karis’ Kommando’s

This is our first year! Our family has decided to Walk this year and get our "feet wet" so to speak! If you'd like to join us, we're not going all out to raise funds or anything, we're just going to meet as community! Let me know if you are joining us! We're going to wear Cammo, bandana's, pants, socks, whatever!! (you get a buddy walk t-shrit when you sign up, and lunch) (pink if you got it!)

To learn more visit Karis’ Kommando’s's Buddy Page

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Team Ells Bells

Hello from Team Ells Bells! Join us as we walk to show our support for our Ellie girl and more than 400,000 other individuals with Down syndrome in the U.S. Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our daughter and every individual with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services provided by the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon, as well as National Down Syndrome Society advocacy and public awareness initiatives. This benefits all individuals with Down syndrome. We can

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The Scharosch Mob!

This is our 10th Buddy Walk with DSNO! Logan was born in 2002 and changed our family forever. We became Macy's forever family in 2011. We appreciate all the love and support you've already given our family. Please join us in supporting Logan and Macy as well as raise money for research, awareness and support to new families just starting their journey.

To learn more visit The Scharosch Mob!'s Buddy Page

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Team Abigail

Thank you for joining us for the 2014 Buddy Walk. We appreciate all of the support you give to Abigail and our family. She blossoms so with all of your love!

Thank you,
The McNatt Family

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Team Kali

Hi!
My name is Kali. I'm 6 and a soccer playing fashionista. I love to wear cleats, shin guards, a tutu, opera gloves, and carry my light saber. I am entering into 1st grade this fall and I'm super excited. I've already memorized almost all the sight words for 1st grade!!! I also already know all the Kindergarten sight words from last year. I am mainstreamed and I work very hard at school. I love family, friends, art projects, soccer, my new puppy, jewelry and anything sparkly or glittery, and recently was introduced to makeup by my cousin. I really love that - especially lips

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Team Jeannine

Welcome to the Buddy Team Page of Team Jeannine! on September 29, Jeannine "The Bean" will lead us in the Buddy Walk. This will be a great opportunity to get out and show our support for Jeannine, as well as Down Syndrome Network Oregon. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to this great organization. Every dollar helps!

To learn more visit Team Jeannine's Buddy Page

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Rita’s Ramblers

Rita is on the run, we hope you can join us and try and keep up with her.

We love DSNO for so many reasons, they put on great events for families, they partner with great organizations such as the National Down Syndrome Congress, and we always have fun!

See you at the Buddy Walk!

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Hannah and Mitchell

Hi There,
We're the Sturman Family. Our daughter, Hannah and our son, Mitchell where both born with a rare brain disorder.

We are so excited to be attending this year's Buddy Walk. We have so much fun attending the many activities DSNO offers and have made many new friends.

Have a great walk everybody!

To learn more visit Hannah and Mitchell's Buddy Page

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Team Tyler

Tyler is 9 years old and this will be our 7th buddy walk! Team Tyler continues to grow each year with amazing friends and family. Tyler has been such a blessing to our lives. He has such a positive outlook on everything and has taught us so much!

We hope you will join Team Tyler. If you have never met Tyler he will be the one dancing in front of the stage! He would love for you to come dance with him :)

To learn more visit Team Tyler's Buddy Page

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Molly’s Mob

My name is Molly. I would love for you to walk with me to support individuals who experience Down syndrome.
Thank you!

To learn more visit Molly’s Mob's Buddy Page

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Iris Tervo ROCKS!

We hope can join us for the fun-filled annual DSNO Buddy Walk! This is a special day and an amazing group for our family.
With so much love and appreciation of your continuous support...
Jos, James, Eric and Iris "Superstar" Tervo

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Team Lizzie Dale

A year in my shoes…

I'm Lizzie Dale, 21-months old, and I have an exciting year to share with you.

I became a big sister.

I had surgery to correct crossed eyes, and now I see more clearly.

I passed my hearing exam for the first time.

I learned to say mama, dada, up, milk, doll...

I learned to sign milk, more, all done, eat, ball… Well, let’s just say I can tell mom, dad and anyone else pretty much anything.

I know what to do when mom says “Put your hands on your head!” Usually she tells me that when I’m tackling my little brother

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Big Team Megan

Please join us Sunday, September 28th to party like rock stars!

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Team Kendall

Kendall Grace was born May 19, 2014. This will be our first year participating in the Buddy Walk. Please support our team as we walk to raise money and awareness!

To learn more visit Team Kendall's Buddy Page

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The Suzanna Bees

Our daughter Suzanne is a ten year old with an extra chromosome and a zest for life, just like her BFF Shelby. When Suzanne was younger, we felt lost. One day, we found the Down Syndrome Network Oregon and it truly changed our life. We are supporting the Buddy Walk so that the DSNO can continue its mission to help individuals and families like ours. On September 28th, we will be walking in Lake Oswego. Won't you please help us help DSNO?

To learn more visit The Suzanna Bees's Buddy Page

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Team Harrison Halstead

Harrison is an autistic 9 years old. Dsno was introduced to us when Harrison was 5. We participate in the exercise group, buddy walk and other events throughout the year. The support and knowledge of outside resources that we receive is incredible from the Kerr's, Schiedlers and other parents. Please help Harrison reach his goal by donating whatever amount you can, no amount is to small!!

To learn more visit Team Harrison Halstead's Buddy Page

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Team Joanna Landazuri

On Sunday, September 28th 2014, our family along with many friends will be walking in the 2014 Buddy Walk in support of the Down Syndrome Network Oregon and to show our support for the more than 400,000 individuals just like our daughter Joanna, born with Down syndrome in the United States.
As in previous years we want to do everything we can to make sure that individuals with Down Syndrome are given every opportunity to reach their full potential.
This is a chance for us to send a message of acceptance and a belief in the abilities and contributions of all people. Last year al

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Team Abby

Abigale Rae was born in August 2012. Our little girl only weighed 5 pounds 13 ounces at birth but has no heart problems and spent zero hours in the NICU. We did not realize how lucky we were until we went to our 1st Buddy Walk in 2012 and heard stories from others. Our girl is growing and moving at her own pace, "Abby time" is what we call it. We love her to bits and can't imagine our lives without her.

To learn more visit Team Abby's Buddy Page

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Eli Kerr Buddies

First - Thank you for your support!
A brief ELI update: Eli worked at Lindsey's Lemonade Stand again this year. He moved from helper to making lemonade! Big step for Eli - all made possible by the owner William Head. Lindsey's is Eli's first official summer job. He is a tubing fanatic and has started taking water-ski and wakeboard lessons. Eli plans to start snowboarding this winter. Speech is still a major struggle for Eli and several of his buddies. We plan to bring additional resources to families needing speech therapy this year.
I am sad and embarrassed to say I real

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Fiery Anna

When Anna was born, it was a surprise and a shock to find out that she had Down Syndrome. Immediately, questions began to swarm about "what next?" We tried to figure out what it meant and also why it happened. I think those questions will take a lifetime to answer. But, in all the newness of our situation, looking back, we would not change a thing regarding Anna. If God came to us and said that He would take away the Down Syndrome if we wanted, we would emphatically say no.

The bible says that 'we are fearfully and wonderfully made'. Even though Anna has Down Syndrome, she is still w

When Anna was born, it was a surprise and a shock to find out that she had Down Syndrome. Immediately, questions began to swarm about “what next?” We tried to figure out what it meant and also why it happened. I think those questions will take a lifetime to answer. But, in all the newness of our situation, looking back, we would not change a thing regarding Anna. If God came to us and said that He would take away the Down Syndrome if we wanted, we would emphatically say no. The bible says that ‘we are fearfully and wonderfully made’. Even though Anna has Down... To learn more visit Fiery Anna's Buddy Page

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Go Mia Grace!

Mia's life has been such a blessing to our family and community. She has opened our eyes and hearts to see God's goodness in so many ways. We are excited to celebrate her and our other friends with Down syndrome at this year's Buddy Walk! This is a wonderful time to stop and consider what a beautiful addition these people are to our families and communities and to take the time to celebrate them and how God is using their precious lives for His glory!
Please consider joining us and/or donating to support the incredible work that the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon does to bring hope a

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Sahara’s Super Stars

We are walking for my granddaughter Sahara Rose of South Carolina. Please join us in supporting her and the Down Syndrome Oraganization

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Ambling with Anna

Thanks for walking with us this year!

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Team Ben

If you know Ben then you know a boy filled with energy, love, and the desire to be your friend. He has inspired us, challenged us, and taught us so much about the importance of life and that every life should be valued.
You bring smiles to our lives, Ben. We are excited for your friends and family to honor you at the Buddy Walk this year.

WE LOVE YOU BEN!!!

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Isaac’s Buddies

Isaac has been and continues to be such a blessing to our family, our friends and our community. He lights up our lives and has taught us so many things. We are blessed by DSNO which provides opportunities to gather with other families who share our experience and learning opportunities to help us as we continue on this amazing journey. DSNO is a non-profit which is able to provide support due to the generosity of it's donors.

To learn more visit Isaac’s Buddies's Buddy Page

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Team Ells Bells

Hello from Team Ells Bells! We would love for you to join us for our 2nd Buddy Walk! We will be walking to show our support for our Ellie girl and more than 400,000 other individuals with Down syndrome in the U.S.

Every dollar we raise brings us one step closer to ensuring that our daughter and every individual with Down syndrome will have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Our fundraising efforts will support local programs and services provided by the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon.

Make your tax-deductible donation today and take the first step toward

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Team Boogie Down

★Happy 2nd Birthday to Brooklyn★
Please join Team Boogie Down as we walk for a second time with the Down Syndrome Network Oregon. An organization the has become like family to me and so many others. We thank you for supporting Brooklyn on this buddy walk. This walk will take place on her 2nd BIRTHDAY and we cant wait to bring it in with you.
♥☆HAPPY BIRTHDAY to OUR SWEET GIRL☆♥

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Eemie’s Team

The people at DSNO have been an encouragement from the time Ethan "Eemie" was born. We would like to do our best to support them so they can support more families with children with Down's Syndrome. Thank you!

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Chip Zeman

A Chip update. Our sweet Chip will be in the 1st grade this year. He loves so many things, and he loves life to the max. He loves his siblings, school, church, swimming, soccer, making video's, dancing, singing, and cooking. His favorite places to eat are McDonalds and Panda Express. When we pull into the parking lot he cheers like he has won the lottery!

Chip still struggles with speech. He talks and talks but it is very hard to understand him. He will be starting to use an ipad as a talking device soon and we are very hopeful this will help him.

The D

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Team Ellie

Ellie showed us early on that she is the "mustard seed" that touches people's lives. We can't even imagine what she'll do in this world...

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Team Georgie

Can you believe this will be Georgie’s second Buddy Walk already! We are excited to participate once again in the DSNO (Down Syndrome Network Oregon) Buddy Walk, held in Lake Oswego, on September 29th at the Millennium Square. Our goal this year of raising $1,000.00 is lofty, but we are going to work hard to achieve it, after all Georgie works hard every day to accomplish simple tasks we take for granted.
DSNO gave Georgie, Kailey (Big Sis) and I the opportunity through the scholarship program to attend this year’s National Down Syndrome Conference in Denver, Colorado. Althou

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Team Nicole Williams

So where to start – I cannot believe it has been almost a year since the last Buddy Walk. Nicole has grown up so much since then. She/We survived her year as a kindergartner. She had so much fun at school. She loved her teacher, Aide, as well as all the kids and the excitement of being in school. I do think her favorite part of the whole school year however was riding the “School Bus” every day. She learned so much. She can almost count to 20 (16-19) confuse her some, but once she gets to the 20’s, 30’s etc she gets it and continues to almost 60. She is really starting to understa

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Claire’s Crusaders

Claire is the youngest of our 9 beautiful children. She is such a ray of sunshine in our lives. What joy Claire brings to everyone she comes in contact with. Please help us support Down Syndrome Network of Oregon in bringing a positive message to the world around us about these beautiful gifts from God! We truly are blessed!
God bless,
The Guiher Family

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Team Leo!

Leo is 7 years old now and, as everyone who knows him is aware, he is a super awesome kid. He has lots of friends, love gymnastics, cars and playing outside. He has made great strides in the past couple years and we hope will make more in the coming years as he attends Life Christian School in Aloha.
Thanks to the DSNO we have had many needed resources to help our Leo and our family.
Please come out and support Leo and the DSNO at the Buddy Walk. We'd love to have you on our team.

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