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Aurora girl to be featured in national Down Syndrome Society video

Charlie Robertson will help kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Charlie Robertson, 4, will be featured in a series of photographs that highlight children, teens and adults with Down Syndrome in a video presentation Sept. 12 in Times Square in New York City.
Charlie Robertson, 4, will be featured in a series of photographs that highlight children, teens and adults with Down Syndrome in a video presentation Sept. 12 in Times Square in New York City.

AURORA- An Aurora girl will appear in the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square video presentation in New York City on Sept. 12.

According to a news release, Charlie Robertson, 4, will be featured in a series of photographs that highlight children, teens and adults with Down Syndrome. The release states that the images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

“This video is a terrific way to showcase some of the incredible individuals with Down Syndrome living in our communities across the country,” stated NDSS President & CEO Kandi Pickard in the news release. “It is something the community looks forward to every year.”   

The photo of Charlie was selected as one of 500 photographs that will appear in the video, streamed on NDSS social media from the heart of Times Square. She is pictured in her pink “Doing Charlie Things” t-shirt, the release stated. 

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the New York City Buddy Walk, which will take place virtually due to COVID-19.

Buddy Walk events will be held virtually in more than 150 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, this fall 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.

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