With Over 1000 Walkers, The Eighth Annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires®
Is a Huge Success

On Saturday, October 4, 2014, the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group celebrated October as Down Syndrome Awareness Month by hosting the eighth annual “Buddy Walk of the Berkshires” ® with approximately 1000 people participating in the 1.5 mile walk in Dalton. The walk is one of over two hundred walks across the United States that is supported by the National Down Syndrome Society. The goals of the walk are to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to raise funds to benefit the Down syndrome community in Berkshire County.

The event began and ended at Craneville Elementary School, where there was a family picnic along with live music and food.

The BCArc Down Syndrome Family Group currently supports approximately 35 Berkshire County residents with Down syndrome and their families. Proceeds from the Buddy Walk will help to provide a brighter future for children, adults, families and friends of people with Down syndrome living in Berkshire County.

To see images from the Berkshire Eagle of the walk click the picture below.