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Review for Best Buddies International, Inc., Miami, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Best Buddies is a fantastic organization. The growth of the friendship, jobs and e-buddies programs over the last 20 years is conclusive evidence of the effectiveness of the programs in supporting people with disabilities. The programs touch hundreds of thousands of lives each year. And there are literally hundreds of anecdotes about people with disabilities who found friendship and happiness and fulfillment for the first time due to Best Buddies. In addition, Best Buddies is helping to knock out the stereotype of "retarded" people. We are all humans, all the same. A person with a disability has the same senses and sensitivities as nondisabled people. Through Best Buddies, the labels and sterotypes can come to an end.

Role:  Board Member & I participated in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Challenge to raise money for BEst Buddies and bring awareness to the issues faced by people with Disabilities.