THE BEST FRIENDSHIP WALK FOR INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
The 6th Friendship Walk of the organization Best Buddies Greece, was a great success.
At Syntagma Square youngsters and their families had the opportunity to visit the booths, and to play with Pipi PafPouf (stilt walker), with Evi (facepainting) and the queen of bubbles Antonia.
The band Alter Ego entertained the people with their music, and all together sang the known success songs.
Everyone saw a really impressive event by the one and only hoop dance team in Greece, Ηοοp It, which caught the attention of many persons watching their great show with the hula hoops.
The greatest part of the day was when the fabulous drums team Quilombo, took over the event and gave their cue for the beginning of the friendship walk. The pedestrian street Ermou suddenly became crowded with colorful banners with messages of love and acceptance of the differences among persons. Besides, the purpose of the friendship walk is to promote the message that “Friendship is a gift” and we make friendships with youngsters who have intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Upon reaching Monastiraki Square, the end of the friendship walk was signaled, saying goodbye and giving the meeting for the next friendship walk of next year!!
To our buddies who with their passion increased the thermometer to the highest level!!
To the wonderful event volunteers who served with much love all of the participants and persons attending the event.
The sponsors : SYN-ENOSIS, Ravago Building Solutions, Eydap S.A., Piraeus Bank, Bikos natural water & Chipita S.A. who helped so that the friendship walk was a success.
The gift donors with their wonderful gifts that will be drawn on July 3rd and Dimitris Giannoulakis Photography for his coverage of the event.
And of course our surprise person.….Ms. Jennifer Allen (Director, International Programs of Best Buddies International).
Finally we would like to thank all of the hidden heroes and all of you who without you the friendship walk would not have had all of the passion and great energy.
See you next year!!