This November I will be running my first marathon! I am extremely excited and can't wait to be running it with such an amazing organization. This summer is dedicated to me training for the 26.2 mile run through the 5 boroughs of NYC! To learn more about Best Buddies please read below. I hope you will help me reach my goal and donate to such a wonderful cause!
ABOUT BEST BUDDIES Best Buddies® is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). In many cases, as a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with IDD secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.
BEST BUDDIES NEW YORK is the local affiliate of the international organization and currently has over 50 middle school, high school, and college chapters in New York City, Long Island and the Capital Region. Your donation to Team Best Buddies NYC will support our existing programs and increase our capacity to respond to our growing waitlist for school friendship programs (over 30 schools) and the tremendous interest in starting a jobs program.
TEAM BEST BUDDIES NYC This is our second year as an official Community Charity Partner with the New York Road Runners for the NYC Marathon. Last year Team Best Buddies raised over $25,000 and this year our goal is to raise $35,000. By running with Team Best Buddies you will be making strides for social inclusion!
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