About the Second Life Buddy Walk
This will be the fith year for the SL Buddy Walk. The first was in October 2008. There were 4 live singers and 4 DJs that performed for an audience of over 150. We raised over $55,000L….
About the Buddy Walk:
The Buddy Walk® was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. Today, the Buddy Walk® program is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups, schools and other organizations and individuals.
Over the past fourteen years, the Buddy Walk® program has grown from 17 walks to more than 280 expected in 2009 across the country and around the world. Last year alone, 250,000 people participated in a Buddy Walk®! They raised $10.5 million to benefit national education, research and advocacy initiatives, as well as local programs. These funds enable NDSS and local groups to offer services that support and enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
The Buddy Walk® is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is a wonderful, heart-warming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Whether you have Down Syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, come and join a Buddy Walk® in your local community!
About the Second Life:
Second Life (SL) is an online virtual world developed by Linden Lab which was launched on June 23, 2003. A number of free client programs called Viewers enable Second Life users, called Residents, to interact with each other through avatars. Residents can explore the world, (known as the grid) meet other residents, socialize, participate in individual and group activities, and create and trade virtual property and services with one another. Second Life is intended for people aged 16 and over, and as of 2011 has more than 20 million registered user accounts
Fonder/NDSS Liaison: JL Zinner
Organizers: Lily Juno, Synjari Myriam
2012 Line Up
2pm Mankind Tracer
3pm AMForte Clarity
4pm FrankLee Anatra
5pm Maximillion Kleene
6pm The Follow
7pm Guitar Zane
8pm DirtyDee Sweetwater
9pm DJ Splash
10pm Edward Kyomoon
2011 Line up