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Berkshire County Arc
395 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Berkshire County Arc Celebrates Brain Injury Awareness Month
with Film Screening of “The Crash Reel”

Pittsfield, Mass. (Mar. 1, 2018) – Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) is celebrating March’s Brain Injury Awareness Month with a film screening of “The Crash Reel”.  The movie highlights famous Olympic snowboarder from Vermont, Kevin Pearce, who sustained a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from a snowboarding accident.

“Every 13 seconds, someone in the US sustains a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Unlike most injuries, TBI often leads to lifelong physical, behavioral, and emotional challenges that are largely invisible. As a result, many people affected by TBI lack the support and understanding they deserve. We believe that our greatest healing starts from awareness. With greater awareness about the impact of TBI, our society is better able to understand and compassionately respond to this community’s needs” (www.loveyourbrain.com).

Berkshire County Arc recently opened its 12th Brain Injury residence and the Brain Injury Services program continues to expand.

The film screening will take place at Reid Middle School on 950 North Street, Pittsfield on March 12th.  Doors open at 6 PM and showing starts at 6:30 PM.  The film runs for 1 hour and 48 minutes.  Accessible seating is available.  To register for this free event please visit http://bit.ly/BCArcCrashReel

About Berkshire County Arc

Founded in 1954, Berkshire County Arc is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization providing a broad range of community-based services to 750 individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden Counties in Massachusetts. The agency offers three day programs, 38 residential programs, employment services, citizen- and self-advocacy programs, respite services, an adult family care program and Zip ‘N Sort Mail Services. For more information, media professionals may contact Katrina Cardillo at 413-499-4241, ext. 254 or kcardillo@bcarc.org, or visit https://www.bcarc.org.

Contact:
Katrina Cardillo
Director of Marketing & Development
413-499-4241 ext. 254
kcardillo@bcarc.org

 

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