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  • Writer's pictureGrace Anne Alfiero

Local Actor Will Receive Recognition in New York City

Actors Kassie Mundhenk and Chris Burke will be honored by the National Down Syndrome Society this Thursday in New York City

Doylestown, PA—Bucks County resident Kassie Mundhenk, a local actor best known for her role in HBO Max's mini series Mare of Easttown will be honored by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) at their annual Gala and Auction alongside former NDSS employee and Golden Globe nominated Life Goes On actor Chris Burke and 17 others who have helped shape public perceptions of the Down syndrome community through their roles in film and television.

Actor Kassie Mundhenk at her home in Bucks County, PA (Printed with permission from Jeannette Mundhenk.)

The star-studded event will be a night of celebration to raise funds to support the Down syndrome community and will take place March 7th at Gotham Hall in New York City. Grammy award-winning musician, Mark Tremonti, is set to cap off the Gala with a live performance of the #1 Billboard jazz album, Tremonti Sings Sinatra, featuring original members of Frank Sinatra’s band.

With over 400 guests expected, the event has already sold out. “Representation in film and television has played a significant role in shifting the perceptions of Down syndrome over the last four decades,” says NDSS President & CEO Kandi Pickard. “I am delighted to honor so many of the individuals who have contributed to this important work.”

Kassie is so excited to travel again to New York City where she is used to making the trek to take part in acting, modeling and advocacy roles. Kassie stated, "I am excited to be a part of a wonderful group of actors helping to change the beliefs of inclusion for everyone because everyone has a dream!"

To learn more about the National Down Syndrome Society visit their website.

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