Berkshire County Arc
395 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group  to Host 12th Annual Buddy Walk® of the Berkshires

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (July 17, 2018) – On Saturday, September 22, Berkshire County Arc’s (BCArc) Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 12th Annual Buddy Walk® of the Berkshires. The goal of the walk, which is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Society, is to promote awareness and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome and to fundraise for those with Down Syndrome who reside in Berkshire County.

The event will begin with registration at Craneville Elementary School in Dalton, Mass. at 10 a.m. Registration will end at approximately 11 a.m., with the walk to follow. Walkers will return to Craneville Elementary School, where there will be a family barbecue, a raffle, live music and other fun activities. This event draws more than 1,000 participants annually.

The Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group supports 40 families living in Berkshire County who have a family member with Down syndrome.  All proceeds from the Buddy Walk will help to provide services and support for children, adults and families of people with Down syndrome living in Berkshire County.

Registration for the walk is free for all who would like to participate. Walkers should submit their registration forms by Aug., 31, 2018 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. For additional information about registration, donations, sponsorships and volunteer opportunities, visit to register online or contact Chris at 413-464-7262, Ext. 11 or or Katrina at 413-499-4241 Ext. 254

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, 39 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, or visit


Katrina Cardillo
Director of Marketing & Development
413-499-4241 ext. 254

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