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Breanna Robison poses in her burgundy formal gown before attending the Night to Shine prom, hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation. [PHOTO PROVIDED]
Breanna Robison poses in her burgundy formal gown before attending the Night to Shine prom, hosted by the Tim Tebow Foundation. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

Breanna Robison, of Oklahoma City, and Lilly Hennen, of Shawnee, will appear in the bright lights of Broadway on Saturday as part of the National Down Syndrome Society's annual Times Square Video presentation.

The featured photographs will 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.

The photos of Breanna and Lilly were selected as two of 500 photographs that will appear in the video, streamed on the National Down Syndrome Society's social media from the heart of Times Square.

Breanna is one of the self-advocate members on the board for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma. She enjoys writing lyrics to her favorite songs and spending many hours drawing, coloring and working word search puzzles. She also participates in Special Olympics in many sports.

Lilly has been dancing for five years. She currently takes dance classes in hip hop, tap, ballet and jazz. Lilly loves to dance and has performed in several competitions this past year as a soloist.

The Times Square Video presentation will kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October. The video presentation will be followed by the New York City Buddy Walk, which will take place virtually due to COVID-19. Buddy Walk events will be held virtually in more than 150 cities across the country, as well as select international locations, this fall with over 325,000 people participating around the globe.

The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma will host its 5K and awareness parade virtually on Sept. 26. The “Parade of Inclusion” will take place at 10 a.m. on Sept. 26 at the corner of Oklahoma City Boulevard and Ron Norick Avenue. For more information about the run and parade go to www.dsfestivaland5k.com.

To be considered for this column, please email achievement announcements and photos to LLynn@Oklahoman.com.

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<strong>Lilly Hennen poses in her black and white sequin zebra print costume for her tap dance recital held last spring with Dreamcatcher’s Dance Company in Shawnee. [PHOTO PROVIDED]</strong>

Lilly Hennen poses in her black and white sequin zebra print costume for her tap dance recital held last spring with Dreamcatcher’s Dance Company in Shawnee. [PHOTO PROVIDED]

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