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BEST BUDDIES FRIENDSHIP WALK
April 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
On April 6, Best Buddies will host its inaugural Friendship Walk, an event designed to raise awareness for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and to help end the isolation from society that many regularly experience. The day will be an exciting celebration of their unique abilities.
The free community event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a fun opening ceremony before the walk around Miromar Outlets. After the walk, Best Buddies will have a “party in the park” until noon. Festivities will include live music, fire truck and ambulance tours, UTV rides, activities from the Children’s Museum of Naples, therapy dogs, face painting, cornhole and a photo booth.
The emcee for the event will be “Florida’s Funniest Female,” Sheena Reagan. Fort Myers Mayor Randy Henderson will serve as the grand marshal for the walk, which will be led by Morgan Wright, “The Moose” from NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior.”
With the support of the Southwest Florida community, Best Buddies hopes to raise at least $30,000 at this inaugural walk. Best Buddies is an international, nonprofit organization which has created a volunteer movement designed to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) live more fulfilling lives. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk raises funds to support the organization’s programs, which give people with IDD opportunities to form meaningful friendships, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve communication skills, and feel valued by society.
Online registration: bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org