Best Buddies International hosts its annual Best Buddies marathon from Hyannis Port to Boston on October 1, 2011. This year,more than 1,500 people are expected to participate in the charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International. Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback, will serve as honorary chairman. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
“I’m honored to join Best Buddies to raise money for such a tremendous cause,” Tom Brady said. “What strikes me most about Best Buddies is the simplicity and magnitude of the mission. Friendship is a simple idea. Connecting people who may not normally be friends and changing the way people think about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that’s huge.” "We are thrilled to be returning to Massachusetts for our twelfth challenge and hope that it will be our most successful one to-date," says Anthony Kennedy Shriver, founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International.
- Where: Hyannis Yacht
- When: December 1, 2011 at 8am
- Walk, run and ride callenge
- To register for this event go to www.bestbuddieschallenge.org