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Jacksonville Residents to be Featured in the Bright Lights of Times Square in New York City

DSAJ families to Help Kick Off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in Unique Annual Video Presentation

NEW YORK - Aug. 26, 2014 - PRLog -- Five families from Jacksonville, Florida, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 20, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's (NDSS) annual Times Square Video presentation. The featured photographs highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and family. These collective image promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, which is the NDSS mission.

The photos of residents involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville (DSAJ) who have Down syndrome were selected from over 2,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Over 220 photographs will appeaar 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 20th Annual Flagship Buddy Walk® in New York City. This year, Buddy Walk® events will be held in more than 250 cities across the country, as well as select international locations. The Down Syndrom Association of Jacksonville Buddy Walk® will be held on Saturday, November 8th at Jacksonville Beach. For more information, to register a team or to volunteer, please visit www.dsaj.org/buddywalk.

About NDSS

The National Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit organization with more than 375 affiliates nationwide representing over 400,000 Americans who have Down syndrome. The mission of NDSS is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. 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.

About DSAJ

Started in Jacksonville in 1989 by families looking for support, the Down Syndrome Association of Jacksonville is a nonprofit organization committed to helping people with Down syndrome achieve their full potential. Their mission is to build a community that is educated, supportive and inclusive of individuals with Down syndrome. For more information or to volunteer with DSAJ please visit www.dsaj.org.

Stephanie Mack

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