Best Buddies 2022 Friendship Walk

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is back at the Corn Crib in Normal, IL on April 30th!

Best Buddies is a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk of Central Illinois will feature the walk followed by a day of fun, family, wellness, and friendship.

Best Buddies Friendship Walk
Saturday, April 30th
Corn Crib in Normal, IL
Registration: 9:00 am
Walk: 10:20 am

Among those expected to attend includes “Wheels of Freedom”, the only wheelchair accessible ride monster truck in the country!

Register today HERE for the Friendship Walk and start fundraising! The more you fundraise, the more fundraising incentives you receive.

The more you fundraise, the more fundraising incentives you receive. Fundraising Incentive Levels start at $50 and go up to $2,500 – get all seven and you’ll be repping Best Buddies to the fullest!

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