Come celebrate the 10th Annual Chicagoland Buddy Walk. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to help us raise awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.
We have a great day planned that includes a special Sign Language performance by Emmy Nominated, TV performer, Rachel Coleman of Signing Time. This is Rachel’s first performance for the Chicagoland Buddy Walk and she is sure to entertain as well as educate while she signs and sings some of your favorite Signing Time songs. Also making a special appearance is Hopkins the Frog!
You can also enjoy carnival games, DJ entertainment, face painters, Video Game Trucks and much more.
Registration is $15 per person or $40 per family of 4 and includes lunch, t-shirt, park entrance and access to all games and entertainment. Participants can register online at www.chicagolandbuddywalk.org or by calling 815-272-1068. For Signing Time questions contact Monica Blouin at 312-656-3046.
The walk is sponsored by DS Support, a local parent support group and by Lil Miracles Sign Language Academy. The 2012 Buddy Walk National Partners are Regal Entertainment Group, Knology, Okobos and Signing Time.
“It’s very important to raise awareness and make a difference for people with Down syndrome by participating in a Buddy Walk. The focus is not on our disabilities, but on our abilities that count,” said Actor and NDSS Goodwill Ambassador Chris Burke. “At the Buddy Walk, we all walk together.”