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Parc International comes alive every year on the last Saturday of October as we host our annual Buddy Walk®. Members, along with their family and friends, join us as we celebrate one another and walk one mile through downtown Lafayette.  Everyone returns to Parc International and has a day filled with great music, dancing, food, plenty of arts and crafts and activities for all ages.  This a family friendly event and we encourage you to participate in our upcoming Buddy Walk® scheduled for October 31, 2020.

2020 Buddy Walk® Sponsorship Opportunity!

We offer great sponsorship opportunities for your business or family! 

Click on the button below for all the details or call our office at 337-234-3109 for more information.

2019 Buddy Walk® Gold, Silver, Bronze, Buddy + Route Sponsors

2019 Buddy Walk® Community Contributors

  • St. Thomas More High School Cougar Dance Team

  • Rickey Meche's Donut King

  • M & M Ice, LLC / Kirk Magnon

  • Jumpin' Jax Jumps, LLC

  • Acadiana Hearing + Balance Center

  • Knights of Columbus Council #8901

  • Peter + Nancy Villagomez

  • TIMCOM, Inc.

  • AOC Community Media

  • Scott + Allison LeJeune

  • A Pair of Ears Travel by Alyssa Soileau

  • Costco

  • CDG Images

  • Catholic High Jazz Team

  • Deacon Billy Vincent

  • D.R.E.A.M.S. Foundation Cheerleaders

  • LaToya Cole, Photographer

  • Lafayette Christian Academy Junior Beta Club

  • St. Thomas More High Cougar Dance Team

  • St. Thomas More High Sparklers

  • Pediatric Therapy and Learning Center, LLC

  • ULL Pre-Professional Society

History of Buddy Walk®

In 1995, thousands of steps were taken towards a better tomorrow. Since then, the Buddy Walk® has become known as the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the United States. It is also the world’s most widely recognized public awareness program for the Down syndrome community.