El Centro Resident to be Featured in the Bright Lights of Times Square in New York City


Diego croppedNEW YORK, NY – Diego Rodriguez of El Centro, CA, 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 images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, which is the NDSS mission.

The photo of Diego Rodriguez, who has Down syndrome, was selected from over 2,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Over 220 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown in the heart of Times Square.

Diego is pictured as Clark Kent who is his favorite super hero.

The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. This year, Buddy Walk® events will be held in more than 250 cities across the country celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

The Imperial Valley Down Syndrome Association will have this year’s Buddy Walk on Saturday, October 25 at 8:30 am at Bucklin Park in El Centro, Ca. For more information on the Buddy Walk dsaiv@hotmail.com Xochitl G. (760)355-0147/Leonor V.(760)693-8363

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.