Best Buddies Indiana fundraising for April Friends Walk

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (February 7, 2015) — Best Buddies Indiana kicked off its Friendship Walk registration today.

Best Buddies is a non-profit that pairs students who have mental disabilities with peers who do not.

On Saturday, students were able to take pictures and record videos to create awareness about the April Friends Walk.

Students also challenged friends to “dance or donate” similar to the ALS ice bucket challenge and a fundraising station was set up to give tips for raising money.

“We’re all about inclusions and providing the same opportunities as people with and without disabilities,” said Natalie Seibert, the State Director for Best Buddies Indiana. “So we want to make sure people in the community are aware of the abilities of a person with a disability to know they are capable of being a good friend like anyone else.”

Nearly 5,000 Hoosiers are involved with Best Buddies.