We are excited to announce the launch of a unique Friendship Walk experience. Best Buddies in Jacksonville has created an innovative approach to this year’s Friendship Walk. Although we hoped 2021 would bring back some normalcy to the in-person Friendship Walk we know, precautions still need to be made. Therefore, we are taking our event virtual! Doing this allows our at-risk participants the option to celebrate the Friendship Walk in a safe and socially distanced manner. With that in mind, this year’s walk will include a unique component: Virtual Satellite Walks to be held anywhere a walker can walk. It is our vision and goal to launch a fully throttled inclusive event in which anyone anywhere can participate in Friendship Walk 2021.
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD). Join 40,000 walkers across the country to support the Best Buddies programs in your schools, workplaces, and communities. You’ll be making the world more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – one friendship, one job, and one life-changing connection at a time.