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8th Best Buddies FRIENDSHIPWALK, Athens 2023

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“The 8th Friendship Walk for people with  intellectual and developmental disabilities was held with great success”
For the 8th year, the “Friendship Walk – Athens 2023”, of the non profit organization Best Buddies Greece took place with great success in Athens. For another year, we had the pleasure of being welcomed to the event by our team of Ambassadors. In Syntagma Square all had the opportunity to visit our stands, learn about our project & actions and meet our Friends.
It was great that the Capoeira Athens group and the volunteer – dance therapist Eleni Barla, in their own way excited all the participants.

We were also joined, the Quilombo, percussion group, who once again provided the pulse and cue for the start of our walk, under the protection of the Delta Rescue Team. Ermou Street was filled with colorful banners with slogans of love, inclusion and acceptance of diversity.

After all, the purpose of our Walk is to spread the message “Friendship is a gift” and we support young people with mental retardation and other developmental difficulties.
Arriving at Pl. Monastirakiou, the people who followed us all the way, doubled and together with all the groups, we closed this beautiful day with a big hug & the hope for a society without discrimination and social exclusions.

We are grateful for the great participation of volunteers and walkers, for the support of companies and the embrace of all those who participated in our event. We look forward to meeting all of us again in future actions, always with the aim of social inclusion and acceptance!
Many thanks to the Municipality of Athens, our Sponsors EYDAP SA, STOP Personal Protective Equipment, Colgate Supporters, AB Vassilopoulos, Delta Rescue Team, OPANDA of the Municipality of Athens, Communication Sponsors ATHINA 9.84, La Vita Radio, and Music Therapy Radio .

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