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Cramer Presented with Superhero Award from National Down Syndrome Society

Jul 10, 2013
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Kevin Cramer was presented the Superhero award for his commitment to people with Down syndrome at the 2013 National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) DC Leadership Network event.

“It is a blessing to lend voice as an advocate for people with Down syndrome,” said Cramer. “They enrich our lives greatly and it is our calling to match their spirit of goodness with our own actions. I accept this award on behalf of my friend, Ella Schuler.”

“The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) is pleased to recognize Congressman Kevin Cramer of North Dakota as our 2013 NDSS Superhero honoree. Representative Cramer continues to be a tireless champion for people with Down syndrome and other disabilities in the US Congress. We are grateful for his membership on the Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus,” said Sara Weir, NDSS Vice President for Advocacy and Affiliate Relations.

The NDSS is a nonprofit organization committed to being the national advocate for the value, acceptance, and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities.

Designer Genes, a Down syndrome support group founded in Bismarck, North Dakota, is an affiliate of NDSS, and hosts the annual Buddy Walk.

Cramer is a member of the U.S. House Down Syndrome Caucus, which supports legislative activities to improve Down syndrome research, education, and treatment.