On Thursday, August 11, the Seventh Annual Back to School Mall Haul for the Anna Foundation for Inclusive Education will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Cherry Hill Mall. The event pairs typically developing teens with teens with trisomy 21/downs syndrome and other developmental delays for a fun night of shopping, eating and friendship building.
The Anna Foundation, started by the Rubright family of Medford, was designed to promote acceptance, diversity and inclusion.
Some of Anna’s most recent accomplishments include:
- “How Do You See Me?” video with Olivia Wilde
This video has almost 2.4 million views on YouTube from all around the world
- Presentation at the United Nations on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD — 3/21) on inclusion, the importance and the continued work needed
- AnnaRose’s speech is in Part 2 at 1:29 minutes
Highlighted at Rowan College at Burlington County
- Most recently in a TD Bank video promoting a typical, regular, meaningful life with hopes and dreams for sports