On Tuesday, I interviewed Best Buddies Founder, Anthony Kennedy Shriver on “The CEO Show”. Anthony is the son of Eunice Shriver, who founded the Special Olympics and Sargeant Shriver, the driving force behind the creation of The Peace Corps.
Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization that links people with and without Intellectual and Developmental disabilities, with chapters in all 50 states and 46 countries, currently serving more than 700,000 people.
This cutting edge non-profit cuts close to home. My wife Leslee & I lost our unborn son, Immanuel, on February 7, 2008, who had been diagnosed with multiple, severe intellectual and developmental abnormalities. In his honor, we are joining Best Buddies for their “Hearst Castle Challenge” bicycle ride September 11, riding from Carmel to the Castle to raise funds for this amazing program.
Turning a negative into a positive – that is what we do here in Silicon Valley. Please, check out Best Buddies on the web. Join us on the ride, or support our ride. Let’s make a difference for people with – and without – disabilities.