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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Time TBD | 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.
The Lincoln Derr Virtual Photo Challenge is how we can FUNdraise together in 2021! Centered around the 4 pillars of the Best Buddies mission, you will complete these challenges with your family & friends to raise awareness for Best Buddies in your community!
Not only will you be sharing the Best Buddies mission with your community, but you will also document your efforts with a photo/video submission to email@example.com! Bonus if your face is included in the frame!
There are no wrong answers, just be creative and have fun!! These photos let us have fun together even when we are apart.
1. The CPI Friendship Challenge:
a. Friendship takes on many forms in this virtual world! Find a way to show a friend that you care. Then share your picture to remind the world, that little gestures can go a long way towards inclusion.
i. How can you make someone feel included? A card, text or maybe even just a hug for mom!
2. The Ability Experience Leadership Challenge:
a. In Best Buddies, we see many people leading by example. Take a photo of how you can lead or a leader in your community (or house!)
i. Just think! Who inspires you? A parent, sibling, frontline worker etc.
3. The Forest Hill Jobs Challenge:
a. Inclusive employment shows us that we are better together! What is something (or someone) in your life that is better together?
i. Examples: Working together to accomplish a task or project, PBJ etc.
4. The Barringer Construction Living Challenge:
a. Create something in the area that you live that shows your commitment to friendship & inclusion to your community!
i. There are many ways to say “I support Best Buddies:” Decorate a yard sign, chalk your sidewalk, or a picture with your reason for walking.
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: NorthCarolina@bestbuddies.org.
Saturday, May 1st, 2021
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 in North Carolina 10020 Monroe Road #210, Matthews, NC 28105