Best Buddies Program

Hoboken Public School Best Buddies Program holds its 1st Annual Friendship Walk



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Hoboken Public School District

Christopher Munoz 

201-356-3738/201-978-2164 

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Release Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021

Hoboken Public School Best Buddies Program holds its 1st Annual Friendship Walk 

People walked for a good cause on Tuesday during the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. 

Hoboken, NJ, Tuesday, April, 27, 2021 — The Hoboken Public School Best Buddies program held its 1st Annual Friendship Walk on Tuesday, April 27th at John. F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium. The Best Buddies Program has over 3, 000 chapters worldwide and two chapters in the Hoboken Public Schools at Hoboken Middle School and Hoboken High School. 

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). Since 2009, more than 150,000 participants in 60 cities have walked to raise awareness for inclusion, friendship, leadership development and integrated job opportunities for people with IDD. Funds raised at the Friendship Walks help move our mission forward by funding local Best Buddies programs. It also provides a unique opportunity to see our mission in action at the local level. Every dollar raised goes towards making the world a more inclusive, accepting place. Each walk provides an opportunity to see the Best Buddies mission in action at a local level. 

Kristen Beriloff, Hoboken Middle School Best Buddies Advisor said, “The Best Buddies Hoboken Middle School and High School chapters were initiated this school year, and this walk is just one example of how quickly we have grown. Seeing our students, administrators and staff come together to celebrate "Inclusion" at the Friendship Walk is truly amazing. Together we raised over 2,000 dollars to support Best Buddies Mission of inclusion and empowerment for individuals of all abilities. Our Hoboken Public Schools community is truly amazing!” 

Patricia Drumgoole, Hoboken High School Best Buddies Advisor said, “This is another huge step towards inclusivity taken by the Hoboken Public School District. Best Buddies has been a welcomed addition to our community as reflected in our 1st Annual Friendship Walk. It is truly my honor to be the advisor of the HHS Best Buddies Chapter serving students with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).”

If you would like to donate to the Hoboken Public Schools Best Buddies Fundraising Campaign: 

Please visit:  https://www.bestbuddiesfriendshipwalk.org/newjersey/supporting/#Hoboken
View the event: https://youtu.be/5Af1uE4FUeo

About Best Buddies  Best Buddies International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization solely devoted to providing opportunities for friendship, employment, leadership development and inclusive living. Best Buddies mission is establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual 

and developmental disabilities (IDD).

 
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