The Wyckoff Family YMCA and the Northern NJ Down Syndrome Alliance are pleased to present the ninth annual Bergen Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 5 (rain or shine) at the Wyckoff Family YMCA.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 11 a.m.
The Buddy Walk has three primary goals:
- To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome
- To raise funds both locally and nationally for education, research, and advocacy programs
- To enhance the position of the Down syndrome community
The Walk raises support for research and education as well as the Billy’s Buddies and Shining Star Express programs offered by the Wyckoff Family YMCA.
Some of the day’s events include: live music, a real fire truck to explore, children’s face painting, exhibits and information from special needs organizations, games, giveaways, prizes, and food as well as the one-mile “Buddy Walk.”
Please note, the Y will be closed for regular business during the Buddy Walk. Revised Y operating hours will be 2-8:30pm.
Sponsorships and registrations are currently being accepted.
Registration fees for the Walk are: $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 and under). Registrations include a t-shirt, lunch (while supplies last), and full access to all the day’s events. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Go to www.wyckoffymca.org or bergenbuddywalk.com to register and donate online. Registration forms are also available at the Wyckoff YMCA. Call the Y for more information at 201-891-2081.