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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
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: EmilyBruenderman@bestbuddies.org.
Saturday, May 21, 2021
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 10:00 AM
Walk: 10:30 AM
Celebrate: Until 12:00 PM
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241
Going the extra mile for Best Buddies.
Fundraising has its perks too! Check out all the great swag you’ll receive for each level of fundraising you hit. Incentives start at just $50 raised!
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Help us move our mission forward and be a part of the Best Buddies inclusion revolution! Raise $500 (Inclusion Leader) or $1000 (Legacy Leader) and you’ll receive recognition at the event and commemorative merchandise at each fundraising level reached.
Join us as we walk for the Best Buddies mission!
Let’s change the world for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
It’s much more than a walk, it’s a party!
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.
Best Buddies in Kentucky 3044 Bardstown Road, #1274, Louisville, KY 40205
The Best Buddies Team is currently assessing alternative Friendship Walk plans for scenarios in which social distancing practices are set in motion. As soon as we can, we’ll be sharing that with you. As always, thank you for your support of the Best Buddies mission.