Kirson & Fuller Staff Supports Best Buddies
On Saturday, May 4th, the staff of The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller joined hundreds of others at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando to show their support and participate in the Best Buddies Friendship Walk. The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support inclusion for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This program empowers the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk raised over $98,000 this year. Proceeds from the Best Buddies Friendship Walk go towards providing the necessary tools for people with Intellectually Disability to become more independent and valued members of our society.
Attorney Heather Kirson, was a past board member with Best Buddies, held a friendly competition amongst the top three (3) fund raising high schools. The Elder Law Center of Kirson & Fuller donated $1,000 to the Boone High School who raised the most money for Best Buddies. Congratulations again to Boone High School!