World Down Syndrome Day is Saturday 3-21
As many of you know my daughter Phoenix has Down Syndrome. Before having her, I didn't know a lot about it. Now, I know Saturday is World Down Syndrome Day 3/21.
So, you wear mismatched, loud, colorful socks while you're at home. You can wear colorful socks and paint your nails blue and yellow in support of raising awareness. Then, tag #lotsofsocks and #nugget so I can see your pictures. Last year was AWESOME! Click here to see the pictures.
These are chromosomes.
The one circled is chromosome 21 - note the three copies of the chromosome. This is Trisomy 21 also known as Down syndrome. You and I have just two copies of Chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome have 3 copies.
They look like socks, right? This is where the idea of Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day was born from...simple!
On March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day, we celebrate and raise awareness by wearing our brightest, loudest socks.
And why is WDSD held on March 21st? 21:3 (chromosome 21, 3 copies = 21st day of 3rd month of the year) easy to remember!
Don't forget to join in on the day!