Meet Alli & Lizzie
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Knowing that I’ll be able to spend the afternoon with her, or even just stopping by her school, makes my day so much better. For us, it’s not about the monthly commitments or activities, we just love hanging out together.
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Join us! The party wouldn’t be the same without you!
Best Buddies North Carolina is so excited to announce our first class of Champion of the Year candidates! Through 10 weeks of raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies, our Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, and leadership development for people with IDD.
Sami and Willie are both sixth graders and were matched in October 2018. This was the first year of Best Buddies at Jay M Robinson Middle School. Their friendship strengthened quickly as the two spent a lot of time together at recess, Special Olympics events and during electives.
At their Sorting Hat Match Party, Alli Serdinsky pulled the name of her Peer Buddy from the hat. Alli squealed, “Lizzy!” Both smiling ear to ear, they hugged. That hug was the first of many hugs to come and the beginning of an amazing friendship…