12 DELAWARE RESIDENTS TO BE FEATURED IN TIMES SQUARE VIDEO
To Help Kick Off Down Syndrome Awareness Month In Unique Annual Video Presentation
To view the press release please click: Press Release- NDSS Video (DSA)
NEW YORK (Aug. 25, 2017) – 12 children with Down syndrome from Delaware will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 16, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens, and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world in a very big way about the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome. These collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Many of these families will be traveling on a bus day trip, sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware to go see their children on the big screen! Some of the children featured in the video include: River Hasted (age 6), Allison Moore (age 2), Grace Wisnewski (age 14), Matthew Ray (age 11), Stuart T. Neely, III (age 8), Danny Calahan (age 6), Addison Goddard (age 20 months), Charlotte Orr (age 7), Clara Davila (age 2) and Declan St. Amand (age 3). A photo collage of their pictures is on the second page of this press release.
The photos of the children, all who happen to have Down syndrome, were selected from over 2,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Almost 500 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown in the heart of Times Square.
The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the 23rd Annual Flagship Buddy Walk® in New York City. This year, Buddy Walk® events will be held in over 250 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, in and around October with over 330,000 people participating around the globe. The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware’s Buddy Walk® takes place every year in May. The DSA has a 1k, 5k and 10k race on October 14th in Wilmington, called Run for the Buds. For more info visit: www.runforthebuds.com.