Bright Lights, Big City

Hot off the press:  Western New York will be featured in the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual Times Square Video presentation before the 24th Annual Flagship Buddy Walk in New York City.  Check out the entire press release below:

EAST AMHERST RESIDENT TO BE FEATURED IN NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY VIDEO
Paul Mondschein To Help Kick Off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in Unique Annual Video Presentation

NEW YORK – Paul Mondschein of East Amherst, NY, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 15, 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.

The photo of Paul, who happens to have Down syndrome, was selected from more than 2,400 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. Paul is pictured posing for the camera right after a bath. If we could caption the photo, it would read “you can lookie, but no touchie!”.

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the 24th Annual Flagship Buddy Walk in New York City. This year, Buddy Walk events will be held in more than 275 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, in and around October with over 325,000 people participating around the globe. For information about the NDSS Buddy Walk Program, visit www.buddywalk.org or call 800-221-4602.

ABOUT NDSS
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families with four main areas of programming which include: the National Advocacy & Policy Center, the Inclusive Health and Sports Programs, including the National Buddy Walk ® Program, Community Outreach and Resources and Public Awareness. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations and become valued members of welcoming communities. For more information visit www.ndss.org.

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