On behalf of his famous sister, Louisvillian Blaine Lawrence will accept Down Syndrome of Louisville’s award for Jennifer Lawrence on April 26 at the organization’s Derby bash, the Mint Jubilee Gala.
The organization is presenting the Academy Award-winning actress, who isn’t able to attend, with the Down Syndrome of Louisville Friendship Award to honor her relationship with Louisville’s Andy Strunk.
Strunk, who has Down syndrome, has received national attention in recent months for his lifelong friendship with Lawrence, which started when the two attended Kammerer Middle School together.
They still communicate regularly and when Lawrence is in town, she usually drops by his Indian Hills home to say hello, often bringing him signed movie posters.
Strunk recently told The Courier-Journal that he was “like best friends” with Lawrence and also said “she’s kind… I think she has spirit.”
The party, presented by Wal-Mart, is from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Down Syndrome of Louisville Lifelong Learning Center. The evening includes dinner and dancing to the Monarchs. Proceeds benefit Down Syndrome of Louisville.
Source: Courier Journal