Buddy Walk®


Buddy Walk® 2016  

September 17th 2016    

 Buddy Walk® t-shirts will be available this year at registration .

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.  

 If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, donate, volunteer or participate in this year’s Buddy Walk® please contact;

Traci Lambert, Buddy Walk Director

DsUpNorth Buddy Walk®


Culver’s Custard


Silent Auction


Face Painting




18ft Inflatable Slide


DsUpNorth Buddy Walk® 2015 Pictures

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Registration Form

 Thank You to our 2015 Buddy Walk® Sponsors!


Smokin Aces final Smokin Ace’s Roasting is a full service pig roasting and catering company. We pride ourselves on our slow roasted all wood smoke technic. At Smokin Ace’s all of your dishes are made from scratch and 75% (when in season) of our food is cooked from locally owned and grown farms. We also smoke a variety of meats and do special requests. Visit us at www.smokinaceroasting.com


Culver's logoWe put our heart and soul into every meal. From Midwest-raised beef to dairy produced in Wisconsin, we use only the finest, most wholesome ingredients. Cooked to order and served with a smile, just like you would if it had come out of your own kitchen. Just like we have since serving our first guest nearly 30 years ago. Visit us at www.culvers.com


Union Street Station

Union Street Station was established in 1891. The name and ownership has changed a number of times, but the theme has always remained the same…entertaining. Whether it be the live music on stage or just the energetic atmosphere Union Street Station has to offer, this establishment has been a popular gathering spot for well over a century. We pride ourselves on continuing that tradition by offering a wide range of talented musicians each and every week.

Since 1917, Chemical Bank’s home town approach to banking has been focused on community banking, highlighted by local leadership and decision making, a devotion to community and personalized service. Our new tagline, “Michigan Banks Here,” emphasizes our commitment to all the communities we serve across Michigan. We feel this message will speak to businesses, families and individuals, and resonate with potential and existing customers in meaningful ways as to why MICHIGAN BANKS HERE™.



 Today, the SUBWAY® brand is the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain with more than 37,000 locations around the world. We’ve become the leading choice for people seeking quick, nutritious meals that the whole family can enjoy. From the beginning, Fred has had a clear vision for the future of the SUBWAY® brand. As we continue to grow, we are guided by his passion for delighting customers by serving fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches.

tall slideDesign A Theme Party Rentals, LLC

This 18ft slide will be ready to play on at the Walk! Sponsored by Design A Theme Party Rentals LLC

At Design A Theme Party Rentals, LLC we want your party to be a success.  With our package rates you not only get everything you want you save 15% off or more the going prices in Traverse City Rental Area.  Choose from one of our packages listed or call for a customized discount program.  When you rent in bulk we pass the savings on to you ensuring you the best party ever at the most economical pricing around.  Book now to hold your Package Price while equipment is available.



Heritage Property

Northwoods Business Forms & TC Office Express

Cass Street Ear, Nose and Throat

Deerhaven Dentistry

Herrmann and Associates P.C.

Northshore Rehab PLLC

Teter Orthotics & Prosthetics

Traverse Area Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic

Party Giant

Would you like to become a sponsor? 

Here is the information and forms you need to do it. Thank You!

Sponsor Cover Letter

Sponsorship/Silent Auction Item/Donation

Wish List

Buddy Walk Facts Sheet


Silent Auction Donations



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Kayak ($420 )




painting Water color Richard Forrest ($200)


Tall Ship LogoTwo Adult Boarding Passes ($78)


Cherry RepulbicTwo gift baskets ($15 and $35)


Bay Theatre2 sets of 2 tickets, movie and popcorn ($48)


gtp-logoTwo $25.00 gift certificates


subway-logoTwo 3 ft Giant Subs ($42 each)


Culver's logoFour Value Baskets plus dessert ($50 )


toms logo better 26” Mountain Bike ($150)



maclogoOne $25.00 gift certificate


rightbrainlogoThe Ultra Pass ($60 )

studio logoBody Wash Set ($25)

Kelly Fate

Manicure ($25)

Tom Smith

Haircut ($45)

Julia Summers

Massage ($35)

Shannon Splawn

Haircut ($35)


lfc logoLeft Foot Charlie

Gift Certificate ($40)


bagged coffee 2 logoHigher Grounds Trading Co

Gift Basket ($30)


 toothbrushDr. Rummel’s Office

Oral-B Sonic Complete ($100)


SerenitySpa14Serenity Spa-

Gift Certificate ($65)


Gift Certificate ($45)

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Water Park Pass ($40)


Chateau Chantal

VIP Tour/Tasting for 6 ($150)

strider Strider ($120)

Ma's Basket

The Hair Salon

Finishing Products Basket ($180)


Private VIP Winery Tour for 8 Guests ($200)

GTR logo

One Night Stay In Family Suite ($270)

GWL logo

One Night Stay Gift Certificate ($358)

 family video logo

4 ($5 dollar) gift cards

G Basket

Gallagher’s Farm Market

Gift Basket ($65)


Northwoods Business Forms & TC Office Express-

Two $25.00 gift certificates






The Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Michigan  together with The National Down Syndrome Association presents the first annual DsUpNorth Buddy Walk®!

The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

When:  Saturday, September 19, 2015

Start Times:    9:00 Check-in/Late Registration/Silent Auction

10:30 Walk Start Time

Where:  F&M Park

Walk Route:  From F&M Park to Clinch Park and back

Events:  Info booths:  DsUpNorth, NDSS, Sponsors

Ice Cream:  upon return to F& M Park

Silent  Auction: ends at 1:30

Buddy Walk® is a trade mark/licensed event of the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) 93% of funds raised after expenses stay in our community!


A resource for families and caregivers of children with Down syndrome.