Down Syndrome Information Network of Southern Tier NY

Dear Friends:

Over the past 15 years, our Down Syndrome Group has organized the local buddy walk in the southern tier region. Many of you have family members with down syndrome and are members of our group. Others of you are friends or community members. You have shown your support for our walk by your donations, sponsorships and your attendance.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Annual Buddy Walk being held this year in September is not being organized by the Down Syndrome Information Network STNY (DSINSTNY) group. It is being organized by a group called “The Buddy Walk Committee”. We also felt that it is important to let you know that the proceeds of this walk will not benefit our group this year. Our efforts to partner with the “Buddy Walk Committee” have been unsuccessful.

The DSINSTNY plans to continue our support of our families, friends and community in future events, including organizing the buddy walk again next year. A semi formal and Christmas party are currently in the planning.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (607) 761-0655 ( or Rebecca Kennis (607)759-0759 (

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