BENEFITING: Best Buddies International, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Best Buddies
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
I am so excited to run my first marathon on behalf of Best Buddies this fall! I can't wait to run the streets of NYC for such an incredible organization. Please take some time to learn about Best Buddies below and help me reach my goals!
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!