The Partners Group is honored to sponsor the Buddy Walk to provide services and support for Down Syndrome Network Oregon families.

Bruce Kerr – Founding Partner of The Partners Group, attends the Buddy Walk with his family to support his son Eli. Eli just turned 18 and with the programs that DSNO provides, Eli is closer to his goal of “being a Longhorn” like his beloved brother and sister. Eli’s team (Eli’s Buddies) helped the DSNO Buddy Walk raise money toward their goal of $80,000 for the 2015 Buddy Walk. To support DSNO, please click here.

DSNO is a faith-based support group that provides comfort and acceptance for families, friends and individuals with Down syndrome. DSNO was formed in 2002 by two mothers whose children were recently born with Down syndrome, Paula Scheidler and Eli’s mother – Renee Kerr. The support group started with five parents getting together to share their experiences over coffee. It did not take long to realize the value of a support network who understood raising a new child with Down syndrome. With the help of an involved Board of Directors, including DSNO president of the board: Bruce Kerr, DSNO is a thriving local organization that helps families throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is their goal to use community outreach events to create a vision of hope and awareness to demonstrate that every life brings value to the world.