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Chris Wragge to be honored at the National Down Syndrome Society Gala & Auction

TV personality Chris Wragge attends NY Giants Justin Tuck's 3rd Annual Celebrity Billiards Tournament at Slate on June 2, 2011, in New York City. Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Rush For Literacy

(CBS) WCBS-TV anchor Chris Wragge will be honored at the 26th Annual National Down Syndrome Society Gala & Auction tonight.

NDSS chose to honor Wragge for his longtime support of the organization and say that he embodies its mission of promoting the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Actor Chris Burke, who played Corky on the TV series "Life Goes On," will present Wragge with his award.

Wragge was named NDSS Media Ambassador in 2007 and has served as the Master of Ceremonies at the New York City Buddy Walk and other events in the New York City area.

NDSS is a nonprofit organization representing the more than 400,000 Americans with Down syndrome, and it serves as an advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.