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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
10:00 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.
While we will be gathering safely to walk together in person, Best Buddies welcomes participation from everyone throughout the community based on how they feel most comfortable. Virtual participation is open for individuals and Teams who prefer to join us on walk day from their own favorite path or course. We look forward to having you join us online!
Best Buddies in Wisconsin is proud to have 250 (and counting) participants participating in our walk for inclusion, all working to surpass the 2021 fundraising goal of $65,000.
This hybrid walk approach will showcase the Best Buddies mission firsthand – creating a more inclusive world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, all while allowing supporters to participate safely from their own homes and neighborhoods.
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: CarolineTyson@bestbuddies.org.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:00 AM Opening Ceremony via Facebook Live
Drive Through Celebration to follow!
Location to be announced soon!
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. 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 Wisconsin 10425 W North Avenue, Suite 340, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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.