THANK YOU! More than 1,000 volunteers, walkers, supporters, sponsors and special guests, including our VIP Mr. Sun, helped make walk day a monumental success on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at West Shore Park.

We are proud to say we have nearly reached our goal of 100,000! Now we're on to our stretch goal of $125,000. Please help us finish Walk season strong?

As you know, the Baltimore Buddy Walk is more than just one day of support, education and advocacy. Each year, it raises a tremendous amount of public awareness and funds programs in our communities for the entire year ahead. With a gift to the Baltimore Buddy Walk, you have the power to make the following programs possible:

  • New parents have access to counseling and support during the critical time of diagnosis,

  • Teachers receive training in classroom inclusion and developing teaching strategies for students with Down syndrome.

  • Information and resources for families and the community throughout central Maryland.

Make a first-time or additional donation by visiting the Baltimore Buddy Walk website - click the button "donate to this event" - or by contacting director@cdspg.org.

Thank you for affording us the opportunity to help individuals in central Maryland who are impacted by Down syndrome every day.


Baltimore Buddy Walk and 3.21M Run
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 | 7:30 a.m. - Noon
West Shore Park, Inner Harbor, Baltimore

Baltimore Buddy Walk  Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 West Short Park, Inner Harbor, Baltimore  Register or Donate

Baltimore Buddy Walk
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
West Short Park, Inner Harbor, Baltimore
Register or Donate

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Meet Brandon and Ian and learn about their very special bond thanks to supporters like you! Brandon and Ian have a lifetime of possibilities ahead of them - you can help make that happen. Give Today.

New and Expectant Parents   If you just learned of a Down syndrome diagnosis - either before or after birth, our First Call team is here to help you. You can call the First Call hotline at 443-300-6972   or  send us an e-mail .

New and Expectant Parents

If you just learned of a Down syndrome diagnosis - either before or after birth, our First Call team is here to help you. You can call the First Call hotline at 443-300-6972 or send us an e-mail.

Chesapeake Down Syndrome Parent Group is the oldest Down syndrome organization in Maryland. Individuals and families impacted by Down syndrome in central Maryland benefit from a variety of support, education and advocacy programming helping them reach their greatest potential.

Our families are some of the strongest and most resilient. They need a lifetime of continuous support and constant stream of up-to-date information about Down syndrome and disability acceptance and inclusion.

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