Designer Genes
2018 Designer Genes Buddy Walk - Come be Our Buddy

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Join Designer Genes of North Dakota in supporting and raising awareness for individuals with Down syndrome at the 15th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the State Capitol in Bismarck.

Registration and entertainment begin at 10:00 a.m., with the approximately 1-mile walk kicking off at 11 a.m. Pre-registration is not necessary and no registration fees are collected from walkers. The walk promotes Down syndrome awareness and is supported by generous community sponsors. Walkers who wish to donate with their registration will receive a Designer Genes Buddy Walk T-shirt.

WHAT: The Buddy Walk was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome. This year the 2018 Designer Genes Buddy Walk will be one of at least 250 Buddy Walk events scheduled from mid-September through November, with more than 250,000 people expected to participate.

WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 
2018 - Fun, entertainment, and donations begin at 10:00 a.m., with the walk beginning at 11 a.m. 

WHERE: State Capitol Grounds, Bismarck – A donation center will be set up close to the Capitol Steps and the walk will be conducted around the Capitol loop (600 E Boulevard Avenue).

WHO: About 1,500 people are expected to attend. Participants include people with Down syndrome from around the state, their families, friends, teachers, coworkers and other supporters. The general public is encouraged to attend and show their support for people of all abilities.

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American Bank Center • Ameriprise Financial • Aspen Group • Bain Insurance • Bob Eckert Painting • Bobcat of Mandan • Capital City Wealth Management • Celley's Sports • Century 21 Realty - Tricia Schlosser • Century 21 - Sue Jacobsen • Clausnitzer Dentistry • Dakota Eye Institute • Dakota West Contracting • Don & Sylvia Schmid • Dr. Jan & Robert Bury • Dr. Joan Connell • Elsberry & Shively, P.C. • Enrichment Gardens • Erin & Chad Oban • Germolus, Noll, Leibel • Gifted Bean Coffee House • Goebel Pediatric Dentistry • Hieb Farms • HIT, Inc. • Ideal Image Dentistry • Independent Doctors • Lady J's Catering • Liechty Diversified International • Liechty Homes, Inc. • Lindell Law Firm • MDU Resources Foundation • Moritz Sport & Marine • Pediatric Therapy Partners • Jim & Nicole Poolman • Poppy's Promise • Prairie Winds Electric • Proximal 50 • Red Door Pediatric Partners • Ritter Adair & Associates • Security Insurance • Skeels Electric • Starion Financial • State Farm Insurance • Women of the Moose - Mandan

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