Riley James Erdman of Yorkville will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 21, 2013 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 Riley Erdman, who has Down syndrome, was selected from over 1,000 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Over 200 photographs will appear in the video, which will be shown on the News Corporation Sony Screen, located in the heart of Times Square. Riley is pictured in his costume for Halloween of a monkey with a banana on his head.
The Times Square Video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the 19th 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, in and around October. For information about the NDSS
National Buddy Walk® Program, visit www.buddywalk.org or call 800-221-4602.
Provided by the National Down Syndrome Society