The 2023 F.R.I.E.N.D.S Buddy Walk is scheduled for Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Al Lopez Park, 4802 N. Himes Ave., in Tampa. Cost is $20 to walk. F.R.I.E.N.D.S is a Tampa-based nonprofit organization that provides vital special needs information, education and resources to those people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities and their families. The event is looking for sponsors, walkers, teams, special needs resource vendors, fun specialty vendors, and volunteers. For more information, visit FriendsSupport.org, call 813-245-2782. Register online to join the walk, at https://www.ds-stride.org/friendsbuddywalk.