Best Buddies Friendship Walk in Ewing

By Taylor Smith 

Best Buddies New Jersey’s Friendship Walk will take place on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at The College of New Jersey in Ewing. Check-in is at 9 a.m. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At this event, you can expect to dance, laugh, smile, and make new friends. If you would like to attend, but choose not to walk, volunteers are readily needed to assist with event planning and day-of support. Sign up to volunteer at www.bestbuddies.org/volunteer/.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that generates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with IDD. The IDD community that Best Buddies serves, includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, and other undiagnosed disabilities. 

The nonprofit’s programs aim to empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them to form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy, communication skills, and feeling valued by society. 

To register or to learn more details about the April 27th walk, visit https://www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/newjersey/.