Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Wisconsin
Saturday, May 20, 2023
9:00 AM | Franklin, WI
Thank you for participating in this year’s Friendship Walk! Because of your amazing efforts, we were able to raise vital funds and awareness to sustain and expand our local Best Buddies programs. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event. With your support, our mission of friendship and inclusion is stronger than ever!
If you qualified and didn’t have a chance to pick up your Friendship Walk t-shirt at the Walk on May 20th, there’s still time! We will have a second chance pick up date on TUESDAY, MAY 30th FROM 9:30am – 12pm at our office. 10425 W North Avenue, Suite 340 Wauwatosa. Please be aware there is construction on North Avenue, so you need to enter the building from the rear entrance.
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.
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Check-in: 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 10:00 AM
Walk: 10:15 AM
Celebrate Until: 12:00 PM
THE ROCK SNOW PARK
7011 S Ballpark Drive
Franklin, WI 53132
Supporting Local Programs
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Sign up to volunteer at www.bestbuddies.org/volunteer/.