A Recipe For Inclusion!
October 20, 2022
5:30 – 9:00 PM | Des Moines, IA
Join us on Thursday, October 20th, 2022, for an evening of food and friendship at the Knapp Center in Des Moines for hearty appetizers and desserts prepared by chefs from fifteen area restaurants and Best Buddies Iowa buddy pairs. The evening will include drinks, silent and live auctions, feature remarks from key Best Buddies Iowa Ambassadors and volunteer leaders and will feature a program lead by Steve Berry and Linsey Birusingh with special guests Tyler Steinke and Lauren Kaduce.
Thursday, October 20, 2022
5:00 PM: Registration begins
5:30 PM: Doors Open
9:00 PM: Event Concludes
2525 Forest Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Congrats to our 2022 Iowa Champion of the Year
Raised $50,900 for Best Buddies in Iowa
Meet our 2022 Champion Candidates…
Supporting Local Best Buddies Programs
Funds raised benefit Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.
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