Berkshire County Arc's Down Syndrome Family Group will host the 10th annual Buddy Walk of the Berkshires on Saturday, Sept. 24.

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 fund raise for those with Down syndrome who reside in Berkshire County.

The event will begin with registration at Craneville Elementary School at 10 a.m. Registration will end at approximately 11 a.m., with the walk to follow. Walkers will return to Craneville for a family barbecue, a raffle, live music and other fun activities.

This event draws more than 1,000 participants annually.

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.

For information about registration, donations, sponsorships, and volunteer opportunities, contact Chris at 413-464-7262, ext. 11, or or visit