Miami Resident was Featured in Times Square as a Kickoff to Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Mia Isabel Foch of Miami, Fl appeared in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 18, as part of the annual National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Times Square Video presentation. The one-hour video of roughly 500 photographs included children, teens and adults with Down syndrome from all 50 states. These collective images promote the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome in a very visible way.
The photo of Mia Isabel along with the other children and adults were selected from more than 2,100 entries in the NDSS worldwide call for photos. Their photos were shown on two JumboTron screens in the heart of Times Square, thanks to the support of ClearChannel Outdoor.
The Times Square Video presentation was followed by the flagship Buddy Walk® which has taken place in New York City since 1995 as part of the National Buddy Walk Program. Buddy Walk events are held in hundreds of cities across the country, as well as select international locations. This year’s New York City Buddy Walk took place virtually due to ongoing complications caused by COVID-19.