Community Link’s Buddy Walk Goes Virtual

August 06, 2020

Breese, IL—Community Link announced that its 14th Annual Buddy Walk will be held virtually.

The event is the eleventh largest Buddy Walk in the country and the largest in Illinois, and is scheduled to take place Labor Day weekend, September 5-7. Community Link said that this year each of the teams will play host.

Over the course of Community Link’s Walk, Run, Stroll or Roll Your Way Weekend on September 5-7, individuals will celebrate their buddy however they choose, whether it be a walk in a local park, neighborhood, drive by parade of cars or by running in their 5K.

Scavenger Hunt & Selfie Challenge

Community Link staff are working on a scavenger hunt and selfie challenge for registrants to participate in during their walk. Instructions for both the scavenger hunt and selfie challenge will be posted on Community Link’s social media platforms and the Buddy Walk website as soon as they’ve been finalized.

Registrants can post their photos to social media using hashtags #communitylink #buddywalk #buddywalk2020 #buddywalkgoesvirtual #walkyourway to be entered into a drawing for prizes. Complimentary 2021 Buddy Walk registration for four people and lunch for the winner plus three friends at The Red Porch are just a couple of the prizes.

Buddy Walk T-shirt

We’re ordering special Buddy Walk t-shirts for all walkers and runners, so please make sure you register by August 14th to guarantee that you receive yours! You can register online at

The newly designed t-shirt is navy with gold and white lettering. The shirt is the same soft material as we had last year. Don't won't want to miss out!

And, if you know someone who likes to run, please have them sign up for the virtual 5K. They will also receive a t-shirt, medal, bib and coupon to The Red Porch.

The online registration fee for the walk is $15.00 which includes a Buddy Walk t-shirt. Registrants have the option to either pick up their t-shirt at Mr. Tees after September 1st or pay an additional $5.00 to have their t-shirt mailed. The online registration fee for the 5K is $30.00 which also includes a Buddy Walk t-shirt. Shipping is automatically included in the 5K fee as runner bags will need to be assembled and shipped.

Please go to to register online or to download a registration form. Paper registrations have a $5.00 additional fee per walker/runner.

Watch for “Why I Walk” videos and stories from friends and families on social media leading up to and during the Walk, Run, Stroll or Roll Your Way Weekend.

Community Link, a non-profit organization and proud United Way member agency, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through a person-centered approach that promotes self-directed living choices and community integration opportunities. The mission of Community Link is to challenge, teach and inspire both participants and community, linking them in ways that enhance their lives. For more information, please visit our website at

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