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Miami Marathon 2020

Miami 2020

WHAT: The LIFETIME Miami Marathon
WHERE: Miami, FL
WHEN: February 7-9, 2020
MINIMUM GOAL: The fundraising minimum is $3,600.


Friendship is often perceived as a means to an end. A good social life fosters self-confidence, creates a positive mindset, and often leads to improved success. Many view friendship as a bonus, being given opportunities to unwind and de-stress, feel validated, network, and enjoy a life filled with companionship.

Unfortunately, children with special needs don’t have these opportunities. They might not get to celebrate basic milestones like birthday parties, after-school clubs and high school projects. These events can be a nightmare for children with special needs—or, they can become unique opportunities that lend these children confidence, help them overcome their limitations, and ultimately enable them to live their lives to the fullest.


Enter the Friendship Circle. 25 years ago, we launched with a simple mission: a mission to end loneliness. At the core of Friendship Circle is the cultivation of genuine friendships to bring out the best in every child and volunteer. We’ve created an internal paradigm shift by demonstrating the intrinsic value of friendship itself as a means of its own. Connecting with another individual, even without any tangible outcome, has been proven to provide a sense of security and meaning to all individuals involved--members and volunteers alike.

Over the last quarter century, we’ve created thousands of meaningful relationships between local volunteers and children with special needs, bringing companionship to those who need it most and watching friendship work its unique magic. Together, the volunteers and their special friends turn everyday events into special ones, helping each other learn and grow at every turn.


Through hiking, biking, and running, thousands of people have empowered unconditional friendships around the world. Together, we are combating loneliness one friendship at a time.  

Will you join us?

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