Best Buddies Walk
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Best Buddies had their annual Friendship Walk in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and Team Swirl walked (and sweated) in support of fellow Swirlie and Best Buddy, Eddie Allen for the third year in a row. This was the latest opportunity for the agency to enjoy the stunning scenery, get some exercise and support an amazing organization. The best part (besides infectious Eddie’s smile) was that Team Swirl managed to raise almost $2,500 for this most inspiring cause, making the total amount of money raised well over $150,000 since joining Best Buddies in 2013.
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit dedicated to providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with IDD. Through Best Buddies, hundreds of thousands of people with IDD have successfully moved from segregation and isolation to a new acceptance in their schools and community, and workplaces. This organization is a valued partner of Swirl—three years ago we welcomed our very own buddy, Eddie Allen, as our office coordinator. From him keeping us all in check, to teaching us how to Dougie, we're so thankful Eddie has become an integral member of our Swirl family.
And for those of you that wished you could have been there to support Eddie and the Best Buddies program but didn’t have the chance—hold on to your tube socks! Signups for the annual Best Buddies Challenge at Hearst Castle, a 100-mile bike ride up the California coast, starts next week. We (and the rest of the Bay) hope to see you there!