Best Buddies Michigan Friendship Walk
Best Buddies is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Since 1996 friendships have been made through Eastern Michigan's chapter. For twenty years friendships have been made through University of Michigan's chapter. Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan Best Buddies chapters are teaming up to put on a Friendship Walk in our community. The purpose of this walk is to raise awareness about disabilities, promote inclusion, as well as fundraise for both EMU and U of M Best Buddies programs. There will be a 1 mile walk around Gallup Park, followed by food and refreshments, as well as music, and even live entertainment by some of our buddies.