Long Island Celebrates!
2022 Theme: #InclusionMeans
Sunday, March 20, 2022, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Macy*s Court
Although announced in the program, the above video (under 4 minutes) could not be shown at the event due to technical difficulties. Click on the arrow, turn up the volume, and enjoy!
We Rocked the mall!!!
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 3/21, is indeed a very symbolic date as Down syndrome occurs when 3 rather than two copies of the 21st chromosome are present.
WDSD 2022 Theme: #InclusionMeans
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Organizer: Alexander's Angels Youth/Self-Advocates
Left: Co-Presidents Kyle Erickson and Lauren Gomez-Nieto and Co-PR Coordinator/Social Media Paige Gomez-Nieto, visiting the mall while organizing the event.
Right: Lauren & Kyle.
Below: Paige, Co-VP Jamie Bernstein, Co-Secretary Cali Rodriguez and Co-PR Coordinators/Illustrators CJ Rodriguez (with sister Lani) and Kellie McAuliffe at the event on 3/20/22.
Sponsored by East Neck Insurance, DJs Chris and Jason kept the party going!
Raffles, T-Shirts sales, Journal Ads, and Sponsorship helped raise funds for DS research
Dance Dimensions, Pajamas for Peace,
and John's Crazy Socks
Knights of Columbus Memorare Council 3476,
St. Aidan's School, Leo Club of W. Babylon H.S,
Eric & Yelena's Friends and Family, Diane Ettlinger*.
Above is the cover of the journal published annually and distributed during our WDSD event. Click on it to read about Diane and Jason's special donation.
Alexander's Angels board members Dr. & Mrs. Schneiderman and Registration Committee Chair Eileen McAuliffe for manning the raffle table. Rick Gomez-Nieto, Alexander's Angels secretary, his wife Jeanne, and members of the Civil Air Patrol for manning the t-shirts table. And we thank Mary Farkas and Eve Pollack for their help everywhere.
Arts & Crafts
Team Carlani knows how to have fun while keeping the children occupied. Click twice on the grid for more pictures and text.