Lauren Hull of Toms River, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 17, 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, 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, which is the mission of NDSS.
The photo of Lauren Hull, who happens to have Down syndrome, was selected from over 2,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Over 400 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown in the heart of Times Square.
Lauren Hull is pictured on a ride at Casino Pier Seaside Heights, NJ.
The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the 22nd 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 National Buddy Walk® Program, visit www.buddywalk.org or call 800-221-4602.