Berkshire Edge | Shaw Israel Izikson
Great Barrington -- The work of Multicultural BRIDGE Founding Director and CEO Gwendolyn VanSant, along with community leader Wray Gunn, was celebrated at an awards ceremony at the Mahaiwe Cemetery on Saturday, July 15 in front of the Du Bois family grave site. The ceremony, known as the Torch-Bearer Awards, was part of this year’s Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run.
The organization behind the event is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based out of New York City and has organized the peace torch relay event since 1987. According to its website, since its inception, the organization has had over seven million participants in 155 countries, with over 395,000 miles run with the torch.