Tuesday 21st March is World Down’s Syndrome Day.
The day on which is community spreads awareness of those with DS, asking simply for acceptance and inclusion.
It always seems a contradiction that we have to have days like WDSD – people should be included, accepted and loved for who they are…regardless of anything else. It is after all just an extra chromosome.
Why the 21st March?
Down’s syndrome is also known as Trisomy 21 (21:3). There are three rather than two copies of the 21st chromosome. World Down’s Syndrome Day is on 21st of the third month…21:3…get it?
Why do we ask that you wear your brightest socks?
It’s simply that chromosomes look an awful lot like socks. And look – chromosome 21 has not two but three copies.
So join us in wearing your loudest, most outlandish socks. We’d love to see your sock selfies!
This year we’re supporting our local Down’s syndrome group – you can find out more about them here:
Their page is fantastic. Take a look. They’re sharing lots of fantastic photos and films.
If you’d like to donate please text “DOSH213” to 70070 to donate £3.
I made this short film to celebrate the beauty that is Evie. I hope you like it…feel free to share.