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Drumthwacket to Shine Blue on Tuesday, March 21st to Mark World Down syndrome Day
photoAlt Trenton, NJ – First Lady Mary Pat Christie announced that Drumthwacket, the Governor’s Office Residence in Princeton, will glow blue on the evening of March 21st to symbolize New Jersey’s support of Down syndrome cognitive research and in conjunction with her Light the Way Campaign. This campaign works to raise awareness to the groundbreaking research advances being made to empower individuals with Down syndrome.
“I am pleased to once again lead the Light the Way initiative, and to have so many First Spouses creatively participating in the program this year to show ‘We Care’,” said First Lady Mary Pat Christie. “During my term as First Lady, I’ve truly been inspired by the multitude of outstanding privately led initiatives that make a difference in communities across our state and nation.  Today, as a result of non-profit groups such as the LuMind Research Down Syndrome Foundation, many cutting edge advances are occurring that will  increase life opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and I am proud our participation is contributing to this effort.”

33 other First Spouses and Governor’s from across the country have also signed on to show their support. Among the participants in this year’s Light the Way campaign are Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, U.S. Virgin Islands, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming and Virginia. The First Spouses will be demonstrating their support, for example, by lighting a prominent state monument Blue, issuing a proclamation in support for Down syndrome awareness, wearing blue, or tying a blue bow around their State House door.

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