2020 Buddy Teams

Arthur’s Rascals

Arthur is awesome and so is the DSNO! Come virtually walk with us and donate to this incredible organization who has worked hard to keep our families included in all sorts of positive, life forward activities in this especially challenging climate. Whether it’s a cooking class, dancing, mom and dad’s nights or even reconfiguring the Buddy Walk to make it safe for everyone to attend they are on it and make sure that we are apart of it. My family has big dreams for our little rascal and the DSNO family helps us to believe those will be reached and more.

Helen, Greg, Arthur & Alice

Big Team Megan

It’s Buddy Walk time once again. Thanks for supporting Big Team Megan….It has been a great year. Hope to see you this Sunday.

Love, Megan


Thank you for supporting the Buddy Walk!
Your donation goes to help so many in our community access sports, social, educational and many other fulfilling opportunities!

Hooray For Tay!

Join Taylor and the team on September 13th for the DSNO Buddy Walk!

This year will be a virtual buddy walk but we will still be celebrating Down syndrome awareness and walking to raise funds for local programs that support the Down syndrome community.

Please consider joining us for the virtual walk or donating to the Down Syndrome Network of Oregon.

Taylor is excited for her friends and family to join her for her 3rd Buddy Walk!

Taylor, Erin, and John

Hudson Hornets

This is our third year raising money for DSNO! Having a child with Down syndrome has been nothing but a true blessing. Every day Hudson amazes us with not only his personality and attitude, but his will to strive to accomplish goals!

Nolan’s Gnomies

You can support Nolan and his gnomies by giving to DSNO – Please join us to bring awareness and programs to families. This year YOUR support is more important than ever!

Patrick Sinnott’s Homies and Hunnies

Please join Patrick and all of his Homies and Hunnies for the annual Down Syndrome Network Oregon Buddy Walk.

Rita’s Ramblers

Hey Friends,

It’s Rita here and I am so excited to be raising money for my friends at Down Syndrome Network Oregon. My favorite activity with them has been the weekly fitness class, and I can’t wait until I can see my friends again. DSNO plans many other great activities and I have so much fun at them.

So I have been busy playing with my dollies, dancing to Jo Jo Siwa (my favorite song is Boomerang), and playing doctor’s office, dental office, or store. This year I turned nine and I am getting ready to be with my fourth grade friends.

Thanks for your love and support. Peace Out

Rita and Family

Team Abigail

Back by popular demand, we have Team Abigail for the 2020 Buddy Walk! I am touched by the support from so many. This year has been crazy, hectic, and full of ups and downs and I decided that I was throwing in the Buddy Walk towel this year. However, in spite of everything happening, I have had several people reach out to me and ask me about the Buddy Walk and Team Abigail. So here you are, Team Abigail for Buddy Walk 2020. Although there is not an actual walk this year, DSNO will be hosting a Virtual Event. DSNO has given so much support to our family through the years with Mom’s Coffee, Dad’s Dinner, Mom’s Night Out, Beach Retreat, Oaks Park, Christmas Caroling, Sports Camp, Exercise Classes, and pure love, joy, and celebration and acceptance of our child. Thank you for choosing to continue to support DSNO during this chaotic time in our world. Thank you also for supporting our family and sharing your love with us, you all are truly a blessing in our lives.

Team Arianna

Team Arianna is here to show our support for Anna and all her buddies in the 2020 Buddy Walk!

Team Asher

Please join us in celebrating Asher and the world of Down syndrome. Having a Asher has opened so many eyes to a whole new world. DSNO has help us navigate that world a little more successfully and has been there not only for Asher but our whole family. So if you can please donate to an amazing group and become a part of Team Asher!

Team Boogie Down

Thank you for your support. Please Join Brooklyn a.k.a Boogie and Team Boogie Down for the Virtual walk and celebrate with us throughout Summer and Rock Team Boogie Down. If you can not make the walk but would still like to make a sweet donation to the page, we would appreciate any contribution you can make. We look forward to having a virtual good time with all of our favorite people.

Team Keira

Hello from Keira and her family!

It is that time of year again for our annual Buddy Walk but this year it’s VIRTUAL!

DSNO has been a constant support for Keira and our family for the past 15 years. She loves the annual Oaks Park night, Christmas Caroling Bus, Fitness classes, and the Buddy Walk ( she’ll miss the face painting this year 🙂) to name a few events. These events would not be possible if it weren’t for donations and local sponsors.

Please consider making a donation to support this organization which has been a wonderful family support not only to Keira but to our whole family.

Virtual Buddy Walk, October 4 th!

With love, Kristin, Cam, Caden, Keira, Corinne

Team Lizzie Dale

Thank you! Lizzie is 8 years old and entering 3rd grade this year, we can hardly believe it!

DSNO has been an extended family to us these past 8 years, and your support makes possible the programming and resources available to families like ours in the Portland Metro/SW Washington area and beyond.

From the bottom of our hearts,

Lizzie, Charlie, Maddi, Jennifer and Elliott Dale

Team Nicole Williams

Thank you for your support. Please join Nicole and Team Nicole Williams for the virtual walk and celebrate with us throughout summer.

Nicole LOVES to attend all the functions that our wonderful DSNO group sponsors.

One of her other favorite events is the Oaks Park Picnic, along with Polar Express Party, Christmas Caroling, and of course THE BUDDY WALK!

Although this year we will not be able to have some of these events in person we still need to help raise money for the years to come with all these events and more.

Without the help and sponsors from our friends/family our wonderful DSNO group would not be able to put on all these activities for the kids and families. The Dad’s Dinners, the Mom’s Coffees, Buddy Walk, Oaks Park, Polar Express and Talent Show just to name a few.

If you cannot join us on this virtual Buddy Walk throughout the summer with fun activities and a final individual walk on Sunday, September 13th, we would love it if you could donate to help support DSNO and this organization that means the world to us.

Make sure to click “Team Nicole Williams.”

Thank you and Love to you all,

Nancy, Rick, Angelina and Nicole

The Drew Cru

Hello Family and Friends!

We hope this message finds you safe and healthy during these challenging times. Our annual fundraising plea for Down Syndrome Network Oregon and the (virtual) Buddy Walk are a bit different this year.

First, we are acutely aware of the challenging circumstances that many are navigating at this time. Therefore, DSNO is offering reduced/free registration for those who may not be able to provide a financial support at this time, yet would still like to show support and/or participate in the virtual event. Community connection is at the heart of DSNO, and we will not let a global pandemic stand in the way of bringing awareness of and support to a community that has been an instrumental part of our village in raising Drew. AND NEW THIS YEAR: Regardless of payment ability, upon registration OR DONATION, you may request a DSNO-branded face covering to show your support (no t-shirts this year).

How may our local Drew Cru supporters participate? We plan to do a mile loop around our house. In order to honor the organizer’s request of 10 folks or less in our walking group, we are asking if friends/family/neighbors are willing to sit/stand/congregate in your quarantine-safe circles along the route and cheer on Drew…it will be like a Drew Cru parade!

If you are interested in registering or donating, please open our team page and then click the “Support The Drew Cru Now” button.

Thank you to everyone, and especially those who continue to support us year after year! We really couldn’t do it without you.

With love,
Cory, Tiffany, Drew and Isaac