Buddy Walk is this Sunday
On October 4, Etiwan Park will host the annual Down Syndrome Association of the Lowcountry’s (DSAL) Buddy Walk, now in its 12th year. It is a day of fundraising, friendships, and an extra mile to smile. The day-long festival truly celebrates children, friends, and neighbors with Down syndrome and fosters understanding and camaraderie. It is also an opportunity for the community to support all that DSAL does: hosting youth camps, sponsoring educational speakers, providing hospitals with parent materials, and collaborating with area schools. The event kicks off at noon, with family tents, inflatables, food vendors, and kids’ activities taking place across the park’s huge lawn. The Dave Landeo Band is returning to provide live music on the main stage, and performances from other community groups will take place throughout the afternoon. Then, of course, at 3 p.m., the one-mile walk commences, winding through neighborhood streets and gathering back at Etiwan Park.
22nd Annual Race for the Cure returns to DI on Oct. 17
The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen invites the community to register for the Susan G. Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure®— a 5K run and walk held at the Family Circle Stadium on Oct. 17 to raise funds and awareness to support finding the cure for breast cancer. On race day, shuttles will be available to transport participants to the Family Circle Stadium from The Charleston Area Convention Center Lot A, Mount Pleasant Towne Center, BenefitFocus and Blackbaud Stadium from 6:30-11 a.m. Race packet pickup will begin on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 5-9 p.m. at the Tie One On party— an event held at the Family Circle Cup Stadium to kick off the Race with live music, food and beverage trucks and the Survivor celebration. The Tie One On party will be the last chance to register for the Race before the price increases. Seventy-five percent of proceeds from the race are allocated to the Lowcountry to help fund local programs offering breast health education, screenings and treatment. The remaining income supports the international research through Komen’s national office. For more information or to register for the Race, visit komenlowcountry.org or call (843) 566-8011.