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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | 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.
Step 1: Register yourself and your team and share it with your personal network. Start fundraising; we’ve got some amazing stuff you can earn the more you raise.
Step 2: Month of Movement: During the month of April, we challenge you to get outside and focus on your mental and physical health.
Step 3: Walk Week: In your community, raise awareness by walking for 89 minutes during the week of April 25- May 1 with your friends, family, team, or colleagues while maintaining safe social distancing recommendations.
Step 4: Walk Day: At 10:00 am PST join us for a brief 30-minute celebration ceremony at the event website or on Facebook, then join our emcee on Instagram Live immediately following while you walk in your neighborhood. You may even get the opportunity to be added in live! Please ensure you are practicing social distancing and safety recommendations.
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: SarahWon@bestbuddies.org.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
10:00am – Virtual Celebration Ceremony
10:30am – Walk in your neighborhood
Friendship Walk Website and at Best Buddies California Facebook
T-shirt pickups will be on Saturday, 4/24. Walkers who qualify for a shirt by April 12 will receive an email with more information on how and where to pick up your shirt.
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 California 11500 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA 90064