FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NDSS Contact: Jordana Stern
Communications & Social Media Manager
Local Contact: Shannon Verissimo
Galt Residents to be Featured in Times Square in New York City
Twin brothers, David and William Verissimo to Help Kick Off Down Syndrome Awareness Month
in Unique Video Presentation
NEW YORK, NY - David and William Verissimo of Galt, California, will appear in the bright
lights of Broadway on Saturday, September 22, as part of the National Down Syndrome Society
(NDSS) annual Times Square Video Presentation, which embodies the NDSS mission to promote
the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
The photo of David, who has Down syndrome,and his twin brother William, 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
David and William are pictured at the The Brighter Side of Downs Buddy Walk 2011 at Micke
Grove Park, Lodi CA.
The Times Square video presentation kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.
The video presentation will be followed by the 18th Annual New York City Buddy Walk® in
Central Park. 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 Buddy Walk Program, visit www.buddywalk.org or call 800-221-4602.
The National Down Syndrome Society is a nonprofit organization with more than 350 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.