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2014-06-25 12:30:22

PITTSBURGH, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Down Syndrome Society is an advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, and it is a cause that ACE employees in the Northeastern U.S. chose to support during ACE's annual fundraiser. "The National Down Syndrome Society is an organization that I am very passionate about," said RVP Chris Brooks. "I can't thank our customers and associates enough for their generosity and hard work during this...

2014-02-24 23:22:43

The National Down Syndrome Society has selected DonorDrive® Social Fundraising as their preferred vendor for event registration and online fundraising for Buddy Walk® events across the country. http://donordrive.com Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 The National Down Syndrome Society has selected DonorDrive® Social Fundraising as their preferred vendor for event registration and online fundraising for Buddy Walks® across the country. Over 300,000 people...

2008-09-15 21:00:09

By Theresa Harrington Like many couples engaged to be married, Christi Hockel and Austin Davenport look lovingly into each other's eyes as they talk about sharing their lives together. But unlike most couples, they share a disability that could complicate their marriage -- Down syndrome. "We need to think about us," Davenport said, as Hockel snuggled up to him on the couch in her family's home. "People get married with Down syndrome. I've never got married before. And people told me,...

2008-09-08 06:00:05

By John Fritze Families with children who have Down syndrome are hoping Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin can raise awareness about the condition and boost efforts to help people with disabilities live more independently. Palin's infant son, Trig, has Down syndrome. "A lot of parents are advocating, but we've had too few advocates in elected office," said David Tolleson, executive director of the National Down Syndrome Congress in Atlanta. "Having a high-profile person in...


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