October 16, 2021

Down Syndrome Network Oregon celebrated its annual Buddy Walk® virtually once again this year. Tiffany Morgan, DSNO’s Program Director, emceed the event, along with guest host Harrison Halstead.

Tiffany kicked off the live virtual celebration, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Harrison Halstead, and the National Anthem performed by Rita Coleman and her classmates. Tiffany was then joined live by Harrison, who introduced a video montage of the 24 Buddy Teams, as well as a special message from Elliott Dale, President of the Board of Directors. Participants were then encouraged to head outdoors for a personal neighborhood walk and to submit photos to be included in the closing slideshow. After the walk, Harrison introduced a video segment featuring our members in the community and the dance challenge, and the event wrapped with a thank you message from Tiffany and a slideshow from the participants’ walks.

DSNO would like to thank this year’s Gold Sponsor: Abigail McNatt’s Family, and Bronze Sponsor: CMOR Consulting. DSNO would also like to thank Friends with DSNO: Dale Family, Hailey Family, Miller Family, The Drew Cru, and Zeman Family, as well as the in-kind donors: Beloved Cheesecake, Fat Cupcake, and Little Stars Salon. And finally, DSNO would like to thank all of the Buddy Teams for raising money for the many events and support offered to the DSNO community throughout the year.

We hope to see everyone next year in person at Millennium Plaza Park in Lake Oswego!

If you would like to donate, please click here. For a replay of the event, please click here.