Running for a Special Cause {Best Buddies 5K and Fundraiser}

You may have recalled that I recently ran my first 5K (well, the first one in many, many years) that benefitted Soles4Soles, an amazing foundation that provides shoes for those around the globe who don’t even own a single pair.  Now I’m at it again, but this time it’s for a cause that is super near and dear to my heart.

On August 25th, I will be racing in honor of my sweet Big Brother.  The organization that is sponsoring the 5K is called Best Buddies:

“Best Buddies is a non-profit organization that establishes a global volunteer movement that enhances the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by matching them into one-to-one friendships with their non-disabled peers.  There are 7.5 million Americans with intellectual disabilities, and 200 million worldwide, and they are the most neglected and undervalued population in the world.  As such, children with intellectual disabilities often grow up experiencing a life of rejection and isolation.”

They do much more in helping individuals with disabilities, like opportunities for job placement and leadership roles. This is an organization that I believe will serve Big Brother as he grows older. I am so happy to support such a great cause!

But I need your help.  I am raising funds to support this great organization.  Please consider donating or sharing this post.  You can find my secure donation page here. Thank you for you help and support!!

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