The Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee (DSAMT) organizes the Nashville Buddy Walk® to celebrate and support individuals with Down syndrome and their families and to promote understanding and acceptance of those with Down syndrome. Approximate 5,000 participants from Middle Tennessee are expected at this year’s Buddy Walk®, making it the largest Down syndrome awareness event in the state and our primary source of funding for our programs.  This year it will be hosted at The Hermitage on October 27, 2018. 

This free community event brings together families, schools, churches, vendors, businesses and media to celebrate and enjoy activities for the entire family!  Individuals with Down syndrome will receive a medal at the end of the short walk and all participants will enjoy a life concert by the Blues Brokers, games, crafts, vendors, meet & greet with mascots and characters and more! 

Watch this video from the Mt. Juliet Police Department from the 2017 Nashville Buddy Walk.

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