Maddox McClintic to be featured in NYC Times Square presentation
Alpena youth Maddox McClintic will be featured on the big screen in New York City’s Times Square, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society’s annual presentation on Sept. 14.
A photo of McClintic in a white dress with a white pony adorned with a unicorn horn, taken locally by Lori Keskimacki Photography, was selected from more than 3,000 entries. It will be one of approximately 500 photos appearing in the video.
The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month on the morning of the NDSS Buddy Walk in New York City.
Every year, NDSS reminds the world in a big way about the gifts that people with Down syndrome bring to their communities through a special video presentation on a jumbo screen in the heart of Times Square. The featured photographs highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome working, playing and learning alongside friends and family. These collective images promote acceptance and inclusion, which is the foundation of NDSS and the National Buddy Walk Program. The video presentation is a reminder of the contributions, accomplishments and value of people with Down syndrome.
The mission of NDSS is to be 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. 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 NDSS.org