Oahu Holds Inaugural Best Buddies Friendship Walk
On Saturday morning, April 12, a group of approximately 250 Best Buddies, faculty, family, friends, sponsors and BBHI staff gathered together at Kapolei High School to take part in their first Friendship Walk, a fundraising event Best Buddies International has been holding around the country since 2009!
There was no fee to participate in the Walk & festivities, however, those who raised $50 or more, received a Friendship Walk 2014 t-shirt.
Besides raising funds to help sustain Oahu’s high school and middle school Friendship Programs, this event also helped (& helps) raise awareness of the growing need for societal inclusion for students (and the overall population of citizens) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
This is a win-win organization – one in which the entire community (& world) benefits, not just those with disabilities alone.