Karma Keg Nonprofit Winner Spotlight: WNC Down Syndrome Alliance

Reach out to WNC Down Syndrome Alliance or contact your Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about local nonprofits in your community.
Buddy Walk 2017 | Photo from WNC Down Syndrome Alliance

At Beverly-Hanks, we give generously of our time and support every day for the benefit of our community. Our giving is generally limited to the causes closest to the hearts of our leadership, agents, and staff. Last night at our most recent Karma Keg for Charity event, the crowd decided which local charity deserved additional support this season.

Every person in our community should have the opportunity and means to Live the Life You Choose. Of course, that also includes our neighbors with Down syndrome. Thanks to last night’s crowd, we’re able to donate $2,000 to WNC Down Syndrome Alliance, which works hard to support members of the community with the condition.

What is WNC Down Syndrome Alliance?

WNC Down Syndrome Alliance is a regional nonprofit working to create a community that is educated, supportive, and inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome.

The group hosts a number of annual events throughout the 17 counties of Western North Carolina. Events include the Buddy WalkⓇ, a camp enrichment program, family picnics, family support meetings, and the Flip Flop Hop. Each event is designed to promote the rights, abilities, and potential of people with Down syndrome, as well as to support the efforts of area affiliates who work with people with Down syndrome and their families. 

What is the Buddy WalkⓇ?

October 5, 2019 | 11:00AM–2:00PM

The Buddy WalkⓇ is an annual day of fun and camaraderie for a great cause. Participants walk to raise awareness about Down syndrome, increase visibility of individuals with Down syndrome, and create a community of Buddies for individuals with Down syndrome. So, come out to make new friends, reconnect with old friends, and create a few more Buddies!

The 24th Annual WNCDSA Buddy WalkⓇ starts at noon on October 5 in the Bill Moore Community Park in Fletcher. Stay after the walk for lunch and fun from 12:30–2:00PM. Will we see you there?

Pre-Register your team for the Buddy WalkⓇ today at ds-stride.org/wncdsabuddywalk.

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Beverly-Hanks is immeasurably proud of our agents and staff for their personal involvement on the board of WNC Down Syndrome Alliance. We encourage you to get involved, too, with strengthening our community through service and financial assistance. 

Support our most vulnerable community members now and in the future by giving of your time and money to an organization like WNC Down Syndrome Alliance that means something to you. Reach out to WNCDSA or contact your Beverly-Hanks agent to learn about local nonprofits in your community.

WNC Down Syndrome Alliance


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