Event Marks Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group’s 13th Buddy Walk

High school groups, college students, families, business sponsors, the city of Dalton, and more, the Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group organized more than 1,200 walkers on Sept. 28.

Dressed in the official mint-green shirt, traffic was stopped to make way for wheel chairs, dogs, family members, friends, and dignitaries under a perfect blue sky.

“You are a great crowd because you recognize people for their abilities, and not their disabilities,” BCArc’s president Kenneth W. Singer told the crowd before the walk started.



Other speakers included Aaron Rob, BCArc’s Down Syndrome Family Group, and Sen. Adam Hinds and Rep. Paul Mark who talked about their efforts to support funding initiatives for people with disabilities.

Walkers returned to the school grounds for food, music, activities for kids, and raffle prizes. All proceeds go toward services and support for children, adults and families of people with Down syndrome living in Berkshire County. Berkshire County Arc provides a broad range of community-based services to 1,000-plus individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries, and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts.


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