Best Buddies Friendship Walk – Moving INCLUSION forward!
Thank you for making our 2019 Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Missouri such a success! Over 650 walkers gathered to celebrate Best Buddies’ 30th birthday and promote inclusion across Missouri, and our community collectively raised more than $80,000. You helped show your community that #InclusionLivesHere and are why the Best Buddies mission keeps moving forward!
Because of you, thousands of people with and without disabilities continue to demonstrate how friendship teaches how to adapt and accept each other’s differences for the better of a community. Thank you for going above and beyond to ask for support and making more Best Buddies programs possible across the Show-Me State. We’d like to give a shout-out to the following individuals and groups who were recognized for their achievement as top fundraisers of the year:
Top Individual Fundraiser – Aaron Hempel
Top Fundraising School Team – Marquette High School
Top Corporate Team – CTS Group
Top Community Team – Team DeStefano
The event is over, but there is still work to be done and opportunities to achieve your goals. At Best Buddies, inclusion is a way of life. Something you get to practice every day.
You can volunteer on a committee (like 2019 BBMO Walk Chairs, Dawn Baumgartner & Dianne Collins), help start a new program in a school or your community or even serve as a leader on the Advisory Board.
To get more involved, please contact us at Missouri@BestBuddies.org.