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Berkshire County Arc
395 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Berkshire County Arc’s Down Syndrome Family Group to Hold
Sprout Film Festival on March 25

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (Mar. 7, 2018) – On Sunday, March 25, the Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 11th Annual Berkshire County Arc Sprout Film Festival in the Robert Boland Theater, located in the Koussevitsky Arts Building at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Mass. The Festival begins at noon and will feature short films about individuals with various disabilities, their lives, and personal achievements.

The total length of all the films is 90 minutes, ending around 1:30 p.m. The event will be followed by a free catered reception in the lobby, featuring an art exhibit “Unmasking Brain Injury” from local artists with disabilities.

Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door or online at http://bit.ly/11thSprout
For more information please contact Nancy Willey at 413-464-7262, ext. 13 or nwilley@bcarc.org.

All proceeds will support children, adults and families of Berkshire County residents with and impacted by Down Syndrome. The Down Syndrome Family Group currently supports 40 Berkshire County residents with Down Syndrome and their families.

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.

About BCArc Down Syndrome Family Group
The Berkshire County Arc Down Syndrome Family Group is comprised of families throughout Berkshire County, working to advocate for and educate the public about Down syndrome and people with disabilities. Members of the group offer support to one another by helping families’ access resources through local and state agencies, hosting an annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires, sponsoring speakers on all areas of Down syndrome and by socializing at fun family events. For more information about the Down Syndrome Family Group, visit https://www.bcarc.org/programs/dsfg/

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

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