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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
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.
We’re getting creative with our Best Buddies Friendship Walk – for the first time ever, the Friendship Walk will be televised! We’re excited to host this special event on New Mexico’s CW, and YOU can be featured on the broadcast! Here’s how:
Step #1: Register for the Walk. To be featured in the televised special, you have to be registered for the event first! It’s totally free to sign up and takes 2 minutes.
Step #2: Record a 10-30 second video. We want to see you walking, whether it’s with members of your team, friends and family, or even by yourself. You can be walking, dancing, and/or letting us know why you’re walking for friendship and inclusion – just have fun with it! If you’re using a phone, make sure your video is recorded horizontally. Submit your video to NathanReiman@bestbuddies.org by Friday, 3/19.
Step #3: Fundraise as you’re able. The Friendship Walk is totally free to join, but it is also our largest fundraiser of the year. Every dollar raised helps sustain and grow our Best Buddies programs across New Mexico. We even created a brand new incentive plan to honor our walkers who go above and beyond!
Step #4: Tune in! We’re so excited for this one-of-a-kind event, and we hope you’ll join us on April 24th. Celebrate inclusion and see yourself and other Best Buddies supporters from across the state on TV!”
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact Nathan Reiman at (505) 299-2552 or NathanReiman@bestbuddies.org
Our walk will be on NM’s CW at 2:30 PM on April 24th
The event will be featured on NM Living, airing on April 23rd on the 9a-10a FOX NM showing, and the 10a-11a NM CW showing. The event will also be viewable on Facebook Live.
Going the extra mile for Best Buddies.
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!
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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 New Mexico 3507 Wyoming Blvd NE Apt 25, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87111