Benefits for your Company & Employees
The Buddy Walk draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause. Forming a Buddy Walk Team is a great way to build morale, team spirit and a sense of camaraderie among employees, as well as increase your visibility in the community. It sends a strong signal that you and your employees care about the health and welfare of your neighbors. In short, it’s good for public and community relations! Team participation costs your company very little since funds are raised through individual donations gathered by team members from co-workers, families and friends.
Benefits for Individuals with Down syndrome
Corporate teams are often able to generate a far larger amount of money for Down syndrome services and research than would otherwise be possible through a direct corporate donation. Of course, the best reason for your team to participate in the Evansville Buddy Walk is the satisfaction you and your teammates will have from knowing that the dollars you raise will help fund programs for people with Down syndrome in our community.
What is a “Team”?
A “team” is a group of TEN (10) or more individuals that “team up” to support SMILE or an individual with Down syndrome. Teams are instrumental to the success of the Buddy Walk.
Why Form a “Team”?
To Raise Awareness
Down syndrome is a genetic condition that occurs in approximately one in every 733 live births, affecting more than 350,000 people in the United States alone. Recent advances in the understanding of Down syndrome have resulted in dramatic improvements in life span, and individuals with Down syndrome are becoming active participants in our communities. Forming a Buddy Walk team helps us raise awareness about Down syndrome and the contributions these individuals make to our communities!
To Enhance the Quality of life for Individuals with Down syndrome
Your efforts will allow us to increase the activities and programs which will enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome throughout the Tri-State. This money is applied directly to local programs and services.
You make a difference!