"This segment is a wonderful conclusion to a successful effort in championing the concept of inclusion," said Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations at CVS Caremark. "We're so proud of Connor's entry, are thrilled that his story and his character, Lydia Fox, is going to be shared with the PBS KIDS GO! audience. It is our hope that the segment will extend the impact of the Character Search by helping more parents and children to think not only about what life is like for someone with a disability but also about characteristics in each of us that make us unique."
The Character Search entries were reviewed by the producers of the ARTHUR show, colleagues from CVS Caremark, and a celebrity panel including Tolon Brown from Marc Brown Studios; Terri Mauro, About.com's Guide to Parenting Special Needs; Matt Cavedon from Boundless Playgrounds; Katy Beh Neas, Vice President of Government Relations for Easter Seals; and Susan Kane, Editor-in-Chief of Parenting magazine's "School Years" edition.
In addition to the grand prize winner, the panel also selected nine finalists who received prize packages including CVS gift cards and ARTHUR merchandise. CVS Caremark also made a grant of $1,000 to each child's school for library or arts programs.
For more information about the "ARTHUR/All Kids Can Character Search," please visit pbskidsgo.org/arthur/allkidscan.
Funding for the "ARTHUR/All Kids Can Character Search" is provided by CVS Caremark.
ARTHUR, based on Marc Brown's best-selling books, is the highest rated weekday children's series on PBS among children 6-11 (Source: For PBS, NTI Pocketpiece, October 2007-June 2008). ARTHUR has won numerous awards, includ
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