BENEFITING: Best Buddies International, Inc.
This fundraiser is the launch for my #runtheatlas project as I am running the Rock & Roll Half Marathon in Los Angeles, CA on October 25th. During my training period, I teaming up with Best Buddies Tennessee in efforts to raise awareness, educate people who may not know about this wonderful organization and also support them in their efforts as they change lives.
I am running to give back. I am running because I am inspired daily by the champions at Best Buddies Tennessee who live strong, empowered lives. Every mile, every stride is symbolic of every step forward we can make together with our friends. Together we are #TeamBestBuddies.
About Best Buddies Tennessee:
Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities often have great difficulty making friends, leading to a life of loneliness and isolation from the communities in which they live. Best Buddies alters that path by serving as a lifeline of joy and fulfillment through one-to-one friendships with their nondisabled peers. The effects of these friendships are innumerable – whether it’s first time experiences with a friend like going to the movies and celebrating a birthday, or improving communication skills, securing a successful job, or learning to ride a bike, the impact is undeniable. Best Buddies is shaping our communities, changing attitudes, and creating a powerful movement towards the acceptance and inclusion of those with differences.