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Moda Center Commons Main Amphitheater in Northeast Portland
Saturday, September 22 2018, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
The Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA) is hosting its 20th Annual Buddy Fest NW on Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome.
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Above is a photo of a boy smiling at 2017 NW BuddyFest.
The Northwest Down Syndrome Association (NWDSA) is hosting its 20th Annual Buddy Fest NW on Saturday, September 22nd from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., to promote acceptance and inclusion of all people with Down syndrome. The walk brings together participants from Portland metro and Southwest Washington – family members, friends, professionals, community leaders and individuals with Down syndrome.
The 20th Annual Buddy Fest NW promises to be bigger and better than ever at the Moda Center Commons Main Amphitheater in Northeast Portland. For two decades NWDSA has been working to create and nurture a loving and inclusive community for every person with a disability including Down syndrome and they're ready for a party.
This is an opportunity to hear self-advocates and connect with empowered families from across the Portland Metro region and beyond. The event features keynote speakers Cody Sullivan, Matt Schweitz, and James Phillips. Cody Sullivan achieved his personal goals and made history this spring by becoming the first student with Down Syndrome to complete four years of college in Oregon. Cody, Matt, and James will share stories about their inclusive college experience, the importance of embracing everyone’s unique talents and abilities, and how we all have something to teach.
Online registration is available until noon on Sept. 20th. Participants can register in person on the day of the event, but to avoid waiting in long lines, it is suggested to use online registration. Learn more about NWDSA’s Buddy Fest NW and how to register at the event’s website.