WYCKOFF, N.J. -- Join walkers of all ages on Saturday, Oct. 1 for the 12th Annual Bergen Buddy Walk at the Wyckoff Family YMCA.
Approximately 1,000 children, parents, grandparents and community supporters will step off, rain or shine, for the one-mile walk.
Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 11a.m.
Events include live music, a real fire truck to explore, children’s face painting, exhibits and information from special needs organizations, games, giveaways, prizes, and food.
Sponsorships and registrations are still being accepted. Registration fees are: $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 and under) which includes a t-shirt, lunch, (while supplies last) and full access to all the day’s events.
The Buddy Walk has three primary goals
- To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome
- To raise funds both locally and nationally for education, research, and advocacy programs including special needs programs at the Wyckoff Y and the New Jersey Special Olympics
- To enhance the position of the Down syndrome community
Click here to pre-register and donate online. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
Call Jen Kaplan at the Y for more information at 201-891-2081. Please note, the Y will be closed for regular business during the Buddy Walk. Revised Y operating hours will be 2-8pm.
The Wyckoff Family YMCA is located at 691 Wyckoff Ave. in Wyckoff.