Brevard Buddy Walk Set For Oct. 25 At Cocoa Village

By  //  October 7, 2014


ABOVE VIDEO: Footage from previous Buddy Walks, hosted by Families Exploring Downs Syndrome of Brevard Inc.

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The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks in 2013 worldwide. Photo courtesy of Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard

COCOA, FLORIDA — Families Exploring Downs Syndrome of Brevard Inc.  will host its 12th Annual  Advocacy Walk in beautiful Cocoa Village Riverfront Park on Saturday, Oct. 25.

buddy-walk-logo-180The walk spans one-mile along the Indian River Lagoon.  FEDS invites families for a fun-filled morning of fresh air, beautiful scenery, entertainment, activities, face painting, and clowns. Registration is available the day of and pre-registration is available online for $25 per team at the official website.  Pledges will help provide information and support to individuals with Down Syndrome, their families, and the professionals who provide services.

The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks in 2013 worldwide.  In 2012, more than $11.5 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does or just want to show your support, come and join us in our 12th Annual Buddy Walk! Looking for more information? Download the event brochure HERE


  • Registration 9:00 AM (Pre-registration available)
  • Walk 10:00 AM
  • Food & Entertainment until noon
  • Cocoa Village Riverfront Park
  • Please contact Tracy Kiernan at to volunteer.
  • Call 321-480-4796 for details