The month of May was busy with events and awareness initiatives. On Mother’s Day, Best Buddies Missouri was the beneficiary of the All Community Events Mother’s Day 5K & 10K at Forest Park. Mom’s were celebrated all morning and rewarded with a colorful rose and delicious cake pop as they crossed the finish line.
In April, Best Buddies Missouri hosted the 2nd Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Creve Coeur Park. Over 500 participants celebrated our mission of friendship and social inclusion, raising nearly $75,000 for our programs. Special guests Senator Roy Blunt, Miss Missouri Sydnee Stottlemyre, and Olympic Champion and World Cup Champion, Lori Chalupny motivated participants with their words about what Best Buddies means to them and how friendships have helped shape them to become successful leaders for our state.