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– Buddy Walk

Click the play button below to hear the Imagination Movers PSA for the 2015 Reach for the Stars Buddy Walk!

Buddy Walk Registration Is Now OPEN! Register Now >

On Sunday, October 11, 2015 from noon to 4pm, Reach for the Stars of Berks County will be hosting the 4th Annual Buddy Walk® and Family Fun Day at Daniel Boone High School, in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, with the support of the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center; helping local individuals with Down Syndrome.

The Buddy Walk® was developed in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down syndrome awareness month in October. Its purpose is to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to raise funds for local programs and services as well as national advocacy initiatives. Reach for the Stars along with the Eastern Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Center  strive to maximize the potential  of all individual’s with Down syndrome and provide their families with the necessary support. There are more than 400,000 people living with Down syndrome in the United States. The passion and desire to bring Buddy Walk® to Berks County is driven by a little buddy named Joe Joe. His life thus far has blessed and positively impacted so many people. Anyone that has been reached by the precious, sunshiny smile and sparkly eyes of Joe Joe will be sure to recognize a similar glimmer in the faces of many individuals with Down syndrome who will attend the Reach for the Stars Buddy Walk®. Our intention is to draw families and friends together to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and remind them that they are supported, valued, and loved. We feel strongly about raising awareness among our community about individuals with Down syndrome and their amazing contributions to society. By working together we can make this event a success, in turn helping Joe Joe and his buddies Reach for the Stars! With your generous contribution we can continue to spread awareness throughout our community. Your gift is tax deductible. We thank you for your support.


Michele Peterson and Nicole Geloso
Co-founders of Reach for the Stars of Berks County

Buddy Walk Registration Is Now OPEN! Register Now >

DONATIONS are graciously accepted all year long!

If online is not your thing, checks may be mailed to:

Reach for the Stars PO Box 6090 Wyomissing, PA 19610

Please make checks payable to “Reach For The Stars”