BHS Team ‘I CAN DO IT’ ~ Supporting the Annual Buddy Walk

The team posed before the race began – Click to view larger image


Aram Varjabedian – Click to view a larger image

More than 20 Bedford High School students joined their classmate and teammate, Aram Varjabedian, at the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress Annual Buddy Walk on Sunday, October 13. The Buddy Walk promotes the acceptance and inclusivity of those with Down Syndrome.

The students also helped to raise funds for the Buddy Walk, through a raffle at Bedford Day and bake sale at Stop & Shop.  Collectively, the team raised close to $3,000, and thanks the community for their support.

It’s so great to see Bedford High School come together for our classmate.

Allie Zorn, a BHS sophomore, said, “I continue to support the Buddy Walk because it is a fun day for everyone while simultaneously supporting a good cause and promoting friendship.”

BHS sophomore, TJ Mead, joined the walk team to support his longtime friend Aram and has been doing it for six years.  “I think the community around the Buddy Walk is just amazing and such a humbling experience.”

This year, Aram’s football teammates got involved, with many showing their support by wearing their BHS football jerseys.  BHS quarterback, Greg Cormier had this to say about his teammate “Aram is such an important part of the team.  He always brings positive energy to practice every day.  We all love having him around, and he loves coming to practice and doing all of the drills.  It’s really cool seeing him having fun, and the way he completes our team is something special.”

Aram’s motto is “I CAN DO IT,” which is where the team name was derived.  Aram has shared that he is very appreciative of his friends and the support he receives from the community.

For more information on The Buddy Walk or to see our I CAN DO IT team page, click this link.

Memories of the Walk

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