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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

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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.

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Disc Jockey

Sponsored by East Neck Insurance, DJs Chris and Jason kept the party going!

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Raffles, T-Shirts sales, Journal Ads, and Sponsorship helped raise funds for DS research

Raffle contributions:

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*.

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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.  

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                                            THANK YOU!   

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.