The 5K consists of many fun events, that involve running, walking and various group activities throughout the morning. More importantly, students will have a buddy. We are officially naming the Buddy Run “The Michelle Benaim Buddy Run and Olympics” to recognize all she did for this program. This day is mainly about showing our buddies a good time and making them happy. The Bullis community is doing this to support KEEN Greater DC, Diener School, Special Olympics Montgomery County, Habitat for Humanity, and S.A.F.E. (A fund covering student activities and textbooks for Bullis students in need). Because of everyone’s grateful donations, we were able to raise $45,000 in last year’s event and want to raise more for the greater good of our community.
This year we are sponsored by Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group. Our theme for the run this year is “Choose to Include.” This theme covers everything we are trying to accomplish in the event. Having our buddies feel a sense of inclusivity while enjoying themselves is a key element of what we’re trying to accomplish. Bringing a smile on their faces, as well as their parents’ is just another goal of the event because everyone deserves to experience happiness. Since Bullis as a community is fortunate enough to be blessed with great people, buildings, & resources, we feel as if it is our duty to give back and share our blessings with others. We are profiting in any way involving the event, just benefitting seeing all the happy faces knowing that we contributed to that happiness.
We want as many people to come and experience a great time. We hope to see you there lending a helping hand. It should be an exciting event and join us in giving back to others!