SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The 10th annual Buddy Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 in Putnam Park, located off of Oak Tree Road. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and walk will begin at 1 p.m., rain or shine.  The cost to participate is $10 for adults (13 and over), and children are $5. Lunch and refreshments will be provided after the walk.

The Buddy Walk was started in South Plainfield in 2004 by Michele Both after her son Kyle was born. Michele wanted to bring awareness to South Plainfield that children and adults with Down Syndrome are people too.

 Online registration will close Friday Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. Anyone who misses the deadline can register the day of the walk but food and shirts can only be guaranteed for preregistered walkers. The website is

For more information, call Michel Both at (908) 531-5100, or email