More Than 2,000 Participate In 22nd Annual Buddy Walk

The 22nd annual Buddy Walk, held on Oct. 16 at John Prince Park in Lake Worth, was attended by more than 2,000 people and grossed more than $170,000.

Funds from the walk will support the Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization’s education and advocacy programs. The event was chaired by Cindy Calvagne. Major sponsors included Presenting Sponsor G4S and Amtrust Bank, Cohen & Son Wealth Management of Raymond James, Florida Crystals, Rock Recovery Center, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley, Tuscany 3PL and West Palm Beach Nissan.

Top Fundraising Team Ben Jammins Buddies, spearheaded by the Sassin family of Wellington, raised $30,000. Top 10 teams included Charlie’s Angels (Royal Palm Beach), Wellington residents Toby Brodtman and Kate and Todd Ballard. RPB residents Cyndi Pampena and Tina Trujillo served on the walk committee.

ABOVE: More than 2000 people walked in the 2016 Buddy Walk.