Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Local Boy to Appear in Times Square Video

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Local Boy to Appear in Times Square Video

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Byline: Cindy Holifield

Caleb Prewitt will appear in a big way on Broadway in New York City.

Caleb, representing the National Down Syndrome Society, won't physically be on Broadway, but rather in a Times Square video presentation Sept. 16.

The photo of Caleb was selected from about 2,000 entries in the society's worldwide call for photos. Almost 500 photographs will appear in the video.

The featured photographs highlight children, teens and adults with Down syndrome, reminding the world about the contributions and milestones of people with Down syndrome. The collective images promote the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Following the video presentation is the Flagship Buddy Walk in New York City, which kicks off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. Buddy Walks will be in 275 cities across the country and select international locations.

The Jacksonville Beach Buddy Walk will be Nov. 4 at the SeaWalk Pavilion. Registration is 10 a.m. with the walk at 12:30 p.m. on the beach. There will be a party continuing until 3 p.m. For more information, call (904) 353-6300 or go to dsaj.donordrive.com.

Here's more good news:

- Carroll Sharp has reached his 120-Gallon Donor Milestone by donating at OneBlood's Mayo Clinic donor center. Sharp, a lifelong blood and platelet donor, donates after his volunteer shift as a Mayo patient escort.

Sharp's motto is, "Find something you can do and do it the best you can." He regularly gives platelets, volunteers at Mayo and at the Jacksonville International Airport. In addition, he is one of a select group of people who has run in every 15K Gate River Run in Jacksonville for the past 40 years.

- Florida State College at Jacksonville has received a $25,000 Fire Cadet Academy Grant by the AT&T Foundation. The grant will provide scholarships to 10 students from underserved areas who want to get FSCJ's Firefighter I/II Workforce Certificate through the Fire Academy of the South.

- Jacksonville has been selected as one of 25 cities across the country to receive a 2017 PetSafe Bark for Your Park grant. …

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