Hundreds Across Mid-South Celebrate Inclusion at 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Memphis
April 30, 2017 – Despite the severe weather, the 2017 Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Memphis saw hundreds of supporters from across the Mid-South ban together to celebrate inclusion. Featuring over 30 event sponsors, 160 community, corporate and individual teams, and over 600 walkers… this year’s event garnered an overwhelming response in support of our mission and made great strides towards the establishment of future Best Buddies programs across the Mid-South.
Agricenter International was the place to be on Sunday, April 30th as supporters from across the Mid-South came to celebrate the Best Buddies mission. This family-fun event featured face-painting, free food, music, games, a photo booth, exclusive Best Buddies merchandise, a dance party and much more!
Additionally, our closing ceremonies were one for the record books. For the first time in Best Buddies Tennessee’s history, we had a high school chapter raise over $12,500. Incredible. Thank you, again, to Arlington High School for your exceptional work this year!
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk (BBFW) is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The walk plays a key role in funding Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD.
Proceeds from the BBFW provide the necessary tools for people with IDD to become more independent and valued members of our society. Since the walk’s inception in 2009, more than 70,000 participants in 46 cities have walked to raise awareness for inclusion, friendship, leadership and opportunity for people with IDD.
To learn more about this year’s walk, visit: bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/memphis