Walking to end the “r” word

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support our local Best Buddies programs of inclusion. Their friendship, integrated employment, and leadership programs educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities to be advocates for social inclusion in our communities.

This Saturday, the 2011 Best Buddies Friendship Walk takes place in downtown Austin. Our family is walking as a team… “Anna’s Buddies” and we would be honored to have your support. This walk is part of a campaign to end the “r” word ~ a word that hurts those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To understand how passionately I feel about this subject, please read this post titled “Thoughtful Thursday: retard.”

I am honored to be the team captain for Anna’s Buddies and we aren’t asking for a lot of money. This is more about supporting this grass-roots campaign to change the way society values our intellectually and developmentally challenged citizens. If you give $5 or $50, I will be equally appreciative. If you write a comment on this post with your support, I will be touched. If you share our Sponsor page with your friends and family, I will be moved to tears.

Your involvement as a sponsor helps build a stronger foundation for a better society. Each one of us has the power to change the world for my little girl. Thank you for being a part of it.

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  • christina - such pure joy you captured here! GREAT photo. I wish you much success this weekend –what a fantastic cause. Compassion, friendship and inclusion are topics I make a point to talk about with my 4 y.o. often, it’s never too early to start. xoReplyCancel

  • Holly - Christina, you have moved me to tears. These words… your understanding and support… your willingness to teach your children. These things are life-changing. Thank you. And I so appreciate your donation to our walk too, you are a very special person!ReplyCancel

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