Walking towards inclusivity

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Best Buddies hosted their annual Friendship Walk at Nova Southeastern University Saturday, April 30. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with intellectual and physical disabilities. Each year they host their Friendship Walk to promote inclusivity and acceptance. From catering food to hiring a DJ, Best Buddies went above and beyond to ensure that the walk was a success; it was, and the organization raised over $120,000 in donations. These donations will go towards expanding Best Buddies programs in the area that help increase employment opportunities for those with disabilities.

Irene is a sophomore at American Heritage who is entering her first year as a staff member for the Patriot Post. She loves reading (practically anything she can manage to get her hands on), watching movies, volunteering and listening to music. Her passion for writing started early at the age of 8 and she has been involved in both creative writing and journalism since then. Other than being in newspaper she is involved in a lot of different clubs at Heritage such as Best Buddies, Key Club, HOSA, UNICEF, Amnesty International and more.

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