BENEFITING: Best Buddies International, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Best Buddies
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
All the running community and the human race lost a great person, who in the past we have run several marathons for charity together. His name was Fulvio Abela and he made training and running marathons fun, yes I am calling 26.2 miles fun. My goal was to run the NYC Marathon that year in his memory but mother nature had other ideas so I am back and this year will be my dedication year and every time I lace up my running shoes he will always come to mind, therefore when the run gets tough I will think back on those times and pull through. So please read below and donate to a very worthwhile cause.
Best Buddies NYC wrote -
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!