SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It was perfect weather Wednesday night for more than 200 people to take a walk through Springfield's Forest Park and raise money for Easter Seals .
They made their way through the park for the annual Easter Seals "Walk With Me Springfield" Fundraiser.
The money raised by the walkers and their teams funds the services Easter Seals provides for people with disabilities in western Massachusetts.
"They really showed me how to deal with my disability after I became paralyzed," said Springfield's Dominic Mondon-Poirier, whose been a recipient of Easter Seals services, as well as a volunteer and paid worker for 13 years. "Easter seals has made my life a lot easier ever since I became disabled. They provided me with job opportunities."
Easter Seals Massachusetts President Kirk Joslin told 22News it's all about making sure everyone has the same opportunities. "Easter seals provides assisted technology services, summer camping programs. Therapies. And a whole range of programs that help people with disabilities have opportunities to live, learn, work and play."
Wednesday night's walk raised an estimated $25,000 for Easter Seals services for people with disabilities in western Massachusetts.