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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Join us Virtually or In-Person!
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.
In 2020, our walk pivoted quickly during the COVID-19 pandemic and we moved virtual and hosted an expansion-wide, national Friendship Walk. This year our hope is to be together locally in outdoor spaces in smaller groups, though we know we still need to be keyed in to vaccine roll outs and government restrictions. Join us in person at our walk if you and your group feel safe or join us in a livestreamed virtual space. All of our exciting opportunities will be announced soon! Thank you for your support of Best Buddies we hope to see you in the way you feel most comfortable in 2021!
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: AlyssaStump@bestbuddies.org.
Saturday, May 8, 2021
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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.
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