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June 04, 2019 - MoFo Community, MoFo Pro Bono

MoFo Boston Takes on the 2019 Best Buddies Challenge in Hyannis Port

MoFo Boston Takes on the 2019 Best Buddies Challenge in Hyannis Port

On Saturday, June 1, MoFo Boston participated in the 20th annual Best Buddies Challenge, which supports individuals living with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Every year, individuals and organizations team up in support of Best Buddies’ mission — to make the world a more inclusive place, one friendship at a time.

MoFo’s Sarah Mackin, Greg Bilton, Ethan Kenerson, David Ephraim, Will Gerber, and Ian Hohmeister joined Team Silicon Valley Bank (Team SVB) to cycle, run, and walk their way across a scenic route from Boston to Hyannis Port.

Team SVB brought together clients, employees, friends, and families to raise awareness and nearly a quarter of a million dollars that will support the organization’s 2020 initiative. The plan, created in 2011 with the goal of opening offices in all 50 states by 2020, includes training 4,000 new Buddy Ambassadors, developing 1,000 jobs for people with IDD around the world, and increasing the number of school-based chapters to 2,500.

David Ephraim, who recently joined MoFo as managing partner of the Boston office, stated, “Our team has been involved with Best Buddies for seven years and we couldn’t be happier to be a part of it. The Hyannis Port event was a great success and we look forward to many more to come.”

For more information on Best Buddies International, visit their website.

Gearing up to start, (L to R) partner Greg Bilton, associate Ethan Kenerson, Boston managing partner David Ephraim, and associates Will Gerber and Ian Hohmeister

Celebrating at the finish line, (L to R) Ethan Kenerson, senior paralegal Sarah Mackin, David Ephraim, Will Gerber, and Ian Hohmeister