BENEFITING: Best Buddies International, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Best Buddies
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Hello my friends!!!
I am very much looking forward to the next few months! My summer activites include training for my 10th marathon and at the same time raising funds for Best Buddies®, a wonderful organization, which is very close to my heart. On November 2, I will be running through the streets of New York as a member of this Best Buddies team!
BEST BUDDIES is a nonprofit 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).
My family has had very personal experiences with Best Buddies. For the past few years, my three daughters have all had special relationships with "buddies" in the RVC schools and community. Isabel enjoys going to the "Best Buddies" homeroom every morning before classes start in the Middle School. Mary has developed some special friendships at the HS level. And Caitlin, who is still best friends with her HS buddy, Sandy, has now become very involved in the Best Buddies program at UNC Chapel Hill.
On an even more personal note, my sister Sheila, was recently paired with a buddy from the Princeton University Chapter. She was thrilled to have a college friend to do special things with!
My goal is to raise $4,000 for Best Buddies. I believe in this organization and have seen the good that comes out of it. I would greatly appreciate any donation you could make. No amount is too small. Thank you so much!