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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Noon – 1:00 PM | Virtual Event
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: Ohio@bestbuddies.org.
By April 30th: Receive Walk Box with Best Buddies Friendship Walk T-Shirts and Kit
*We have distributed all of the Friendship Walk t-shirts in Ohio and do not have extras. We will place one more order on Friday, May 14th. If you raise $50 between now and then, you will get your shirt in the mail after that!
Between April 30th- May 4th: Walk with your Team in your neighborhood
May 5th: Deadline to submit a 1-minute video and/or photo(s) of your Team walking
May 13th: Tune in for a virtual Walk party to see your team and others across the state walking
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.
For mail donations, please send to:
Best Buddies in Ohio PO Box 45353, Westlake, OH 44145