IGS Energy to Sponsor 2014 Columbus Buddy Walk®
Dublin, OH — IGS Energy is honored to be platinum sponsor of the 13th annual Columbus Buddy Walk, hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO). The event will be held rain or shine on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Crew Stadium in Columbus. Registration begins at 9 a.m. EDT and the walk begins at 10 a.m. EDT.
The Columbus Buddy Walk typically draws more than 5,000 walkers annually. Funds raised from the event are used to provide support to Central Ohio families, such as recreational scholarships, educational conferences, and information for expectant or new parents of a baby diagnosed with Down syndrome. For more information or to register, visit www.columbusbuddywalk.org or call (614) 263-6020
About Buddy Walk®
The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome
The event has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 275 walks planned for 2014 worldwide. In 2013, more than $11.75 million was raised nationwide to support local programs and services, as well as national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
DSACO is the leading source of information, support and referral assistance to families throughout 18 Central Ohio counties. Our mission is to support families, promote community involvement and encourage a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome.
DSACO is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are fully tax-deductible. There is no cost to be a member of DSACO and most programs are available to families and self-advocates at no charge or for a nominal fee.
About IGS Energy
Founded in 1989, IGS Energy has been a leading advocate for change in the energy industry with the goal of offering a choice to commercial, industrial and residential customers in energy supply. Since the beginning, we have been dedicated to supporting philanthropic organizations and their missions of service. Today, we expertly advise and help consumers make smart energy decisions that fit their individualized needs. IGS Energy supplies natural gas and electricity to more than one million customers, and offers a variety of Home Services products to help consumers protect their homes and further manage their energy costs. For more information, visit us online at IGSenergy.com.