Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies’ mission of inclusion.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Chicago
Time: TBD | Chicago, IL
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD).
Join 40,000 walkers across the country to support the Best Buddies programs in your schools, workplaces and communities. You’ll be making the world more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – one friendship, one job, and one life-changing connection at a time.
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: AlexisDeJulio@bestbuddies.org.
Thank you for participating in this year’s Friendship Walk! Because of you, we were able to raise funds to sustain and help expand our Best Buddies programs in the area. Although this year’s event was not your typical Friendship Walk, the impact of your support is truly what the day is all about.
Thank you again for all your support of this year’s Best Buddies Friendship Walk. We look forward to having you at our 2022 event next spring. With your help and support, our mission of inclusion lives on!
2022 Friendship Walk Fundraising Incentive Program
Introducing the all-new Friendship Walk Fundraising Incentive Program. Each time you hit a fundraising incentive level, we’ll send you an email confirming your shipping address and that item will be immediately sent to you. (Except the $50 participant shirt which will be given to you either on Walk day or picked up the day before the Walk - see your local Best Buddies office for more detail) Incentive levels start at $50 and go up to $1,500. Get all six and you’ll be repping Best Buddies to the fullest!
Supporting Local Programs
Funds raised through the Friendship Walk benefits Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Sign up to volunteer at www.bestbuddies.org/volunteer/.