A Message from Anthony K. Shriver – Marjory Stoneman Douglas
I am completely heartbroken and saddened by the needless tragedy that occurred this week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Best Buddies family sends its love, prayers and heartfelt condolences to the families of the students, teachers and school leaders who lost their lives during this horrific incident. We are especially saddened by the loss of Jaime Guttenberg and Cara Loughran, two brilliant, outstanding volunteers from the school’s Best Buddies chapter.
The power of love and friendship is a gift that both Jaime and Cara gave to their buddies with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We are eternally grateful for their commitment to our organization’s mission of friendship and inclusion. Jaime and Cara embodied the true spirit of Best Buddies, for which they will be profoundly missed.
Anthony K. Shriver
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Best Buddies International