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Best Buddies International Spotlight

Throughout the year Best Buddies International hosts a variety of special events in an effort to raise much needed funds and awareness. There are three national events remaining for 2011.

The Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. will be held on Saturday, October 22nd. This five-star event brings together celebrities, athletes, and individuals with and without intellectual disabilities to make a difference and change lives!

Participants can choose to participate in a 100K (62 miles) or 20 mile bike ride. Those that do not want to cycle can choose to join our 5K walk/run which is led by Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis. For those under the age of 22 they can select to run in the 5K Celebrity-Student Fun Run. Regardless of the event, those involved will be treated to an up-close and personal view of the monuments and history of our nation's capital.

After participants have made it to the finish-line they will be able to take some time to relax with professional massages before attending the celebration luncheon. The luncheon will include gourmet food and an incredible musical performance by Kool & the Gang. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to hear from our Best Buddies guest speakers as they share how our programs have enhanced the lives of individuals with and without intellectual disabilities.

To learn more about the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. please visit www.dcchallenge2011.org.

The Third Bi-Annual Best Buddies Dallas Gala will be held on Friday, November 4th in Dallas, Texas. This is an incredible event which features a gourmet dinner, live auction and a private concert by a special musical guest.

Finally, guests will come together on Friday, November 18th to celebrate the Fifteenth Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala. Celebrities, government officials, famous artists, major philanthropists and power brokers come together for an evening of fundraising and awareness at our signature annual gala.

Although the events vary in style and format, the general purpose remains the same: to increase awareness about Best Buddies International and to raise much needed funds to support our programs.

To learn more about the above special events and those that are already planned for 2012 please visit www.bestbuddies.org. You can also visit the Best Buddies website for your specific state to learn if there are any Best Buddies special events happening in your area.




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