2022 Buddy Teams

Arthur’s Rascals

Yep. It’s happening. In person and awesome! DSNO is a wonderful organization that offers programs, community, and support for children and adults with Down syndrome and their families! They have it all, but can’t do any of it without financial support. So give what you can—this helps our family and other families build strong relationships and continue to learn, connect, and grow. Thanks!

Asher’s League

Hello friends and family,

We are so happy to share with you that the walk is back in person this year. We would love for you to join us at the walk in support of DSNO and celebrating the joy Asher has brought to our lives. DSNO has been a major support to our family from the day Asher was born. They have been instrumental in helping this momma be the best momma I can for my little man. So please come out and join us and if you can’t join please consider donating. We hope to see you there!!

Chip Zeman

Thank you for supporting Chip and this incredible organization.
This will be Chip’s 14th buddy walk.

Clare’s Clan

Thank you for supporting Clare’s Clan. For the past 2 years, they had to cancel Buddy Walk due to COVID, and we finally get to celebrate the community of people with Down Syndrome this year! DSNO provides many programs that support our children and their families. Clare took Hip Hop Dance Summer camp they offered and had a blast! She didn’t have good experience with typical dance lessons so it was great to see her shine doing what she loves to do the most! Please join our team for the walk. If you can’t make it to the walk, please consider making donations to DSNO. We really appreciate your support!

Diego’s Dream Team

Besides his birthday, Buddy Walks top Diego’s list of favorite days of the year! I cannot wait to see his excitement this year because it’s been a few years since his last one. We invite you to join Diego’s Dream Team and/or donate! DSNO have been a great resource during this journey of over 15 years. The walk is Sunday, September 25th at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego.

Eden’s Explorers

Hello and Welcome to Eden’s Explorers!

Are you ready to adventure into Awesomeness and see the world through Eden’s joyous eyes? Then Look no further! Courageous, sweet, and with a tenacity for life that could only be matched by Queen Poppy herself, Eden charges head-first in to each and every day, taking on the mightiest of challenges with ease (and maybe a break or two for Juice and Chicken Nuggets!). Be not afraid for what lies ahead, as Eden leads the way with a smile and laughter that is contagious to even the mightiest of foes!

We welcome you to our team of mighty explorers!

Emma’s Wigglers

Go Riley, Go!

Hello friends!

We are so excited for our first Buddy Walk with DSNO. We hope you can join Riley and the rest of us for a day of fun! See ya there!

IronMena’s Marvels

Jimena is in love with Iron Man and you know how much he has overcome the past couple years, C19 tried to take her and she said no way, not today!!! Seriously, since the day she was born, she has done everything everyone said she couldn’t. She is 11 and super amazing. Shes a big and little sister. She is also an Aunt and she loves to remind her nieces of this. She is soon to be a sassy lil 6th grader and a Private in Lewis and Clark Young Marines. (which she absolutely loves)

This is our first Buddy Walk with DSNO and we are super excited to invite our family and friends to meet our DS family.

If you are unable to come walk with us, making a donation will help us reach our goal to help Down Syndrome Network Oregon.

Isaiah’s Infantry

We are so excited to be back in person for the Buddy Walk 2022! Please come join the fun walking with Isaiah’s Infantry supporting him and everyone!

Thank you DSNO for all the opportunities to try new things and make connections!

Thanks for your support and God bless!

Kennedy’s Krew

This past year has been a year of growth for our girl!! Kennedy has been on fire learning to read!! She will be entering the 2nd grade this fall, and is excited to show her little brother the ropes of elementary school. This last year she has played a variety of different sports including ballet, basketball, t-ball and Tae Kwon Do.

She enjoys watching cooking shows and then insisting she star in her own, at least once a day, requesting I record her making something in the kitchen. She enjoys trying out new looks with make-up (oh boy!), playing hide and seek, jumping on the trampoline, working out, playing with her baby dolls, camping adventures with family and friends, and especially loves her pets and booping them on their noses. We love her passion for learning, being active, making art and especially her love for anything furry. She is a little prankster and get a real thrill scaring people as they walk past. She loves to serenade people with her favorite songs, even winning the star singer award in her first-grade class. She has been learning how to ride a bike with training wheels, which has been a challenge but continues to persevere, as she does in most aspects of her life.

This summer Kennedy was able attend DSNO’s sports camp and loved working with all the amazing volunteers and getting to know her fellow buddies. This is just one of the many events the DSNO has created to support kids with Down syndrome and their families. We have been very blessed to have been a part of this incredible organization since before this little lady was born. The DSNO welcomed our family with loving arms when I was pregnant and celebrated Kennedy with a baby shower. The DSNO has been instrumental in helping our family and countless others in finding community and resources. I couldn’t imagine navigating the early years of diagnosis and heart complications without the love and support of this organization. Your donations allow these events and supports to continue to bless ours and many other families experiencing Down syndrome and all other developmental diagnosis. Please come show your support and be a part of Kennedy’s Krew at the annual Buddy Walk (Yay! It’s baaaaaack!!). If you are unable to attend, a small donation makes a world of difference to families like ours. Thank you and hope to see you there!!

Lake Oswego Lions Club Buddy Team

Thank you for making a donation!
Join Lake Oswego Lions Club at the 2022 Down Syndrome Network Oregon Buddy Walk!
We’ll be there to serve hot dogs and “Lion burgers” on Sunday, September 25, 2022 t Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego. Donations to Down
Syndrome Network Oregon help provide support for families, friends, and individuals with Down syndrome and other disabilities, and fund
scholarships and special events! “Together We Can”

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with a network of 1.4 million men and women in over 48,000 Lions clubs in more than 210 countries and geographical locations around the world. Each is filled with people who’ve decided to take action and serve others. Lions form unique friendships and meaningful connections that can last a lifetime. We serve where we live, as well as globally, and we have fun doing it. Lake Oswego Lions Club is just one of those clubs and its members are people just crazy enough to believe they can change the world and we do! We are always looking for like-minded people who would like to become a Lion to help us with fundraising events and service projects. One of our primary causes is Vision. We serve to prevent avoidable blindness and improve the quality of life for people who are blind and visually impaired. WE SERVE is our motto. Visit us at https://e-clubhouse.org/sites/lakeoswegoor/index.php Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/lakeoswegolions

Lana’s Paparazzi

🎉 Come join the fun or stay in the loop from afar. There will be lots of fun activities, cheering, music, lovely gatherings, and yummy treats!

We’ll celebrate how our world is a better place because of that extra Chromosome that enhances Lana and her friends with Down syndrome.

Lana will also be performing with her Tigard High Cheer Team! 📣

We hope to see you there, but if you can’t join us, we’ll be sure Lana’s Paparazzi posts and shares the fun online. ❤️

Nolan’s Gnomies

We so appreciate your support for Nolan and all his homies with extra chromies.

Oscar’s Dongos

Oscar’s first DSNO Buddy Walk! Ready to have fun and meet new friends!

PDX Buddies

Thanks for supporting our Team ‘PDX Buddies’ this year. Tejas is a first grader who loves riding his bike with his cousin, hanging out at the neighborhood parks and splash pads, grocery shopping and eating blackberries right off the bush; Rhea is a 7yr old who is excited to start 2nd grade, loves to play with her sister, dance and dream of becoming Isabella from Encanto; Neil is a 13yr old who loves playing soccer, basketball and absolutely loves Halloween; Sid is a 15yr old who asks of you to regard him as an older poet, published his first poetry chap book ‘Give a book’ in 2021; Nishanth is a 20yr old young adult who is doing final year
at CTP, loves being around family and friends and working in the community, enjoys music and dance and calls himself ‘Prince Nishanth’; Hasaan is a 28yr old amazing young man full of surprises. He loves to swim, dance, paint, dress up and listen to music.

Piper’s Posse

Piper’s Posse is back and we are excited about this year’s 2022 DSNO Buddy Walk. It’s been a couple of years since we have been able to get together for the walk & we are hoping that we will see as many of you as possible. Please come and walk with us!
Thank you so much for your continued love and support.
💜 Piper Goodell

Rita’s Ramblers

Hi Friends,

This is Rita, we need your support so that we can keep having fun together. Come walk with us for the good food and FUN.

Thank you with all my heart, Rita and Family

Sahara’s Fan Club

Hello Family & Friends!
Thanks for visiting our team page. We would love for you to join us at the Buddy Walk on Sunday, September 25th. If you are unable to make it, please consider joining Sahara’s Fan Club with a donation to help us meet our goal.
Sahara is 11 years old and in 6th grade! She loves to sing and dance, and is excited to play percussion in 6th grade band. She is a friend to everyone and loved by her vast fan club of friends and family. We are so thankful for DSNO and all the wonderful events and support they offer Sahara and our family.

Scarlet’s Super Squad

Welcome to Scarlet’s Super Squad, we’re so glad you’re here to support her. This is our very first time participating in the Buddy Walk. Come walk with us on Sunday, September 25th at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego. If you are unable to join us in person but want to support our Down syndrome community please consider making a donation. These donations directly support activities and events Scarlet participates in throughout the year. Thank you for loving and supporting our girl.

Team Abigail McNatt

We are so excited to be back in person for the DSNO Buddy Walk 2022! DSNO has always been here to support Abigail and our family. We have attended several Mom’s Coffees, Dad’s Dinners, Weekend hikes, and have always felt loved, supported, and accepted. Some of Abigail’s favorite activities have been the Summer Sports Camp, Weekly Fitness in the Park, Oaks Park, and the Buddy Walk itself. We appreciate your continued love and support for Abigail and our family! We look forward to seeing you at the Buddy Walk!

Bryon, Jill, Bryce, Maegen, and Abigail = )

Team Anna Perry

Yahoo, we are so excited to be back in person for the Buddy Walk! We would love to have our family and friends join us for this amazing walk. I don’t know where our family would be without DSNO. After Anna was born we had the honor of meeting one of the co-founders Paula, who came to visit us 13 years ago in the hospital. Paula also brought a Basket of Hope filled with goodies and information about Down Syndrome.

DSNO offers amazing events to moms, dads and of course are amazing kiddos: Family night at Oaks Park, CHAP (Children’s Healing Art Project), Virtual Cooking classes, Exercise classes, Mom’s night out, Dad’s gatherings, mom’s weekend retreat. These are just of the amazing events that DSNO offers!!!

Anna is a blessing from the Lord and knows how to reach and touch peoples’ hearts. If someone is having a bad day, Anna knows how to get that person to smile and to bring joy to them. Anna has a sweet and gentle spirit when she is around babies and other kiddos with special needs.

Team Boogie Down

Thank you for supporting Team Boogie Down and the 2022 DSNO Buddy Walk. It’s been a few years since we have been able to get together for the walk and we appreciate your support over the years. Please join us live and walk with us for the 2022 Buddy Walk. If you can not join us but want to support the cause and our team please make a donation.

Thank you and see you in September.

Team Cora Bean

Team Harrison Halstead

We are so happy to share that the DSNO Buddy walk is back in person this year! Harrison is 17 years old and has a heart full of love and life and enjoys talking to everyone! We would love for you to join us for a walk around the beautiful park and enjoy lunch served by the awesome LO Lions Club. I do not know where we would be today without the incredible support of the DSNO family. DSNO is a cross disability group and include children, like Harrison who have Autism. DSNO has been there for us in so many ways. They lend support for resources and have been there to support us emotionally and financially by the activities that we participate in, such as the exercise group, Mom’s Night Out, Dad’s gatherings, Christmas Caroling to retirement homes and so much more.

Please help us and other families by giving what you can to this incredible organization!
Love, the Halstead Family

Team Jude

Friends and family we would love to have you join us for the buddy walk! Your love and support means so much to us.

The DSNO has amazing programs to help Jude reach his goals. They have activities for sports, inclusion, and social activities as well as support for parents. Over the last few years we have gotten to take part in so many of the activities, outings and camps that the DSNO puts on. These resources have really made a difference for Jude and our whole family. They provide resources for new families and so much connection among the Down Syndrome community. The funds raised during the buddy walk help provide all of these important resources. Make a donation or register to walk with us and help support this amazing organization.

Come support Jude!
Thank you so much.

Much love
– The Pearson’s

Team Keira!!

We are very excited to be in person once again for this year’s 2022 DSNO Buddy Walk!! We can’t wait to cheer for Keira and all her friends in Lake Oswego on September 25th! We’d love to see you so feel free to join us for a morning of fun, laughter, a short walk and celebrating everyone!

Thank you for your continued love and support of our family and DSNO!
Keira, Kristin, Cam, Caden + Corinne

Team Lincolnlicious

Three cheers to the DSNO! Join the Wagenmanns this year in supporting DSNO, Lincoln and the Down syndrome community. It’s our first Buddy Walk of many for years to come.

Team Lizzie Dale

Thank you for visiting Lizzie’s team page. We are so excited to be back in person for this year’s Buddy Walk! Lizzie is entering 5th grade this year, and there’s no turning back. Now, more than ever, social connection is important to her, and we are grateful for the events and activities that DSNO runs that help us connect with other local families and have fun.

This last year, we started taking Lizzie to DSNOFit, a seasonal exercise class run by DSNO and volunteers. She loves the physical activity, the friendly volunteers, and making friends with others in the DS community.

We appreciate all that DSNO does to help us connect to other families, and we’d love to see you at this year’s Buddy Walk if you can make it!

Thank you for your continued support of Lizzie and DSNO.

All our best,

Lizzie, Charlie, Maddi, Jenn and Elliott Dale

Team Nicole Williams

Hello Friends and Family – Please join Nicole and Team Nicole Williams for this years IN PERSON Buddy Walk on September 25th in Lake Oswego at Millennium Park!
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!
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, PolarExpress and Talent Show just to name a few.
If you cannot join us on Sept 25th 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 & Nicole

Team Zach

Zachie is 11 years old and is starting middle school. He has been doing buddy walks for many years. He has a twin brother named Gabe. He love movies, especially The Willoboughys. He is working on riding a two wheel bike. One important thing to know about Zachie is that he loves ketchup, steak and sushi. He is a real joker and loves to fool people.

The Drew Cru

Hello Family and Friends,

We’re back in person a Millennium Park Plaza in Lake Oswego this year, and we would love for your to join us on the walk or support DSNO with a donation! As many of you know, DSNO has been an instrumental part of our support system over the years, and we appreciate your support.

With love,
Cory, Tiffany, Drew and Isaac

The Vu Crew

We are so excited to participate in this years buddy walk.

Theo is such a gift to our family along with many others that love him.

Please consider walking with The Vu Crew or donating to an amazing organization that supports so many families like ours.

Ukiah’s Union

Hi friends!

My name is Ukiah and I’m 7 months old. This is my FIRST Buddy Walk and I’m so excited. Some of my favorite things are smiling at Mommy, looking at Dads big ol’ bucks on the wall & tummy time with my cousin. I’m also a big eater, I’ve tried about 30 different foods now. I’m happy to be here, around friends who are just like me!

Thank you for your support!