Ruth Banta: Thank you for a successful Let’s Dance


Published: 12/7/2018 9:55:29 AM
Thank you for a successful Let’s Dance

We at Pathlight want to thank the community for the success of our recent Let’s Dance celebration, which raised more than $80,000 to support people with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout western Massachusetts.

Over 350 people turned out for the joyous night at the Sheraton Springfield, which saw people with disabilities sharing the stage with community members, including state Senator-elect Jo Comerford, Holyoke City Councilor Jossie Valentin, and WHMP radio host Bob Flaherty, to perform an uplifting, raucous, and standing-ovation-worthy dance performances.

Aside from raising critical funds to support our programs, the evening was truly Pathlight’s mission in action: people with and without disabilities working together to create an inclusive community where people with disabilities are given the opportunity to shine and to pursue a life of their choosing.

Thank you to the dancers who spent months preparing and the volunteers from across the community who helped with choreography, photography, makeup, fundraising and so much more. And of course, the great team at Pathlight who pulled it all together, and the community that supported it all.

With your partnership we look forward to a new year of ensuring that people with disabilities have access to all that this vibrant community has to offer.

Ruth Banta
Executive Director, Pathlight

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