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DSANV Buddy Walk

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities In past years the Buddy Walk has attracted over 1,500 participants and raised over $200,000 to support individuals with Down syndrome and their families! Your company can reach a large community audience in a fun and upbeat atmosphere while supporting the work of organizations that help people with Down syndrome. The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV) proudly provides education, advocacy, scholarships, camperships, and services to its members. With your help, DSANV can continue helping members reach their maximum potential. The Buddy Walk is a short walk followed by several hours of live entertainment, festivities, food, and family fun!

Any and all donations are welcome including in-kind donations. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Benefits of Sponsoring*

Buddy Walk Special Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Platinum





Logo on all Printed Advertisements

Event Registration for 4 People

Pre-Event Publicity

Booth Provided at Event

Logo on T-shirts

Recognition on Buddy Walk Website with Link

Recognition on DSANV Website

Recognition in Event Program

(benefits also apply to Special Sponsorship Opportunities)

$5,000 Sponsorship

Main Stage

$2,500 Sponsorship


$2,500 Sponsorship

Exhibitor Tent

$2,000 Sponsorship

Pony Rides

$1,500 Sponsorship

Live Band

$1,000 Sponsorship

Volunteer Tent

$1,000 Sponsorship

Inflatable Moon Bounce or Slide

$1,000 Sponsorship

Petting Zoo

For more information, please call 703.621.7129 or email

* To receive full benefits, including print materials, sponsorship must be received by September 1.

Please return sponsorship form to:

Buddy Walk Sponsor Chair, 98 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 Please make checks payable to DSANV

DSANV Buddy Walk

Buddy Walk History The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to bring together a wide range of concerned individuals reaching out to friends, family, teachers, co-workers, professionals, and leaders in the community to promote awareness and inclusion for people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for education, research, and advocacy programs. The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate. From coast to coast and abroad, hundreds of thousands of people walk in the Buddy Walk each year. The goal of the Buddy Walk is to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.

Sponsorship Form

DSANV has developed a variety of promotional opportunities to help companies generate goodwill. To maximize your company’s donation, reserve one of the sponsorship categories below by returning this form as soon as possible. Special sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Company Name __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________ State __________ Zip ____________________

What is Down syndrome?

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Down syndrome occurs when a person has an extra #21 chromosome: instead of the typical 46 chromosomes in each cell, a person with Down syndrome has 47. Down syndrome occurs in one out of every 800 to 1,000 live births. It affects people of all ages, races, and economic levels and is the most frequently occurring chromosomal disorder. Recent advances in our understanding of Down syndrome have resulted in dramatic improvements in the life span and potential of those who are affected.


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About DSANV The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer organization of parents of children with Down syndrome. DSANV’s mission is to ensure that all individuals with Down syndrome and their families receive the support necessary to participate in, contribute to, and achieve fulfillment of life in their community. Please visit for more information.

About NDSS The National Down Syndrome Society envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to realize their life aspirations. NDSS is committed to being the national leader in enhancing the quality of life and realizing the potential of all people with Down syndrome. For more information, please visit


Email ____________________________________________________________________________ Website _________________________________________________________________________ Submitted by ____________________________________________________________________ Authorized signature _____________________________________________________________ Name ____________________________________________________________________________ Please print title _________________________________________________________________ NOTE: Please include a vector eps logo for inclusion on the event t-shirt, program, and signage as appropriate to your sponsorship level. Please contact us if you need help with your logo.

Buddy Walk Sponsorship Levels* (please check level) Friend

$100 to $199


$200 to $749


$750 to $1,999


$2,000 to $3,999


$4,000 to $7,999


$8,000 and up

*For in-kind donations, level will be determined by dollar value of donation

Every little bit helps! Even the smallest tax deductible donation to DSANV can change a life! As little as $10 can provide a New Baby Welcome Pack for new parents of children with Down syndrome. $50 can cover the cost of a weeknight educational seminar.

Other Donation Opportunities Raffle prizes (examples include: gift cards, weekend retreat, theatre or sporting event tickets, airline tickets, etc.) and other donations accepted.

Please return your sponsorship form to (Checks payable to DSANV): Attn: DSANV Buddy Walk Sponsor Chair, 98 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046

Buddy Walk Sponsor form  
Buddy Walk Sponsor form  

Buddy Walk Sponsor form