What do you wear on National Down syndrome Day?
To get people talking and asking questions, the organizers of WDSD recommend wearing, “not just any socks, brightly colored socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, one sock. Maybe even three socks, one for each chromosome.”
What is the theme for World Down Syndrome Day 2021?
For WDSD 2021, the theme is “CONNECT”. The message of the theme is to find new ways for people with Down syndrome to connect with others equally. The positive change will help them to have equal rights and more empowered.
Is Down syndrome only in white?
Down syndrome has been reported in people of all races; no racial predilection is known. African American patients with Down syndrome have substantially shorter life spans than white patients with trisomy 21.
Why do you wear odd socks for Down syndrome Day?
Each year, Down Syndrome International invites everyone across the world to wear odd socks to support World Down Syndrome Day. The date is the 21st day of the 3rd month to signify the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome.
Why is March 21st World Down Syndrome Day?
World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is marked each year on March 21, beginning in 2006. The 21st day of March (the 3rd month of the year) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
What is blue and yellow month?
Wear a Blue & Yellow Ribbon during the month of October to show your support for Down Syndrome Awareness. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and a chance for you to show support for people with Down syndrome by wearing a ribbon.
What is Down syndrome tattoo?
People with Down Syndrome have three copies of the 21st chromosome. … An arrow has to be pulled back in order to shoot forward, it is to show we are preparing for our amazing future with our special person with Down syndrome. Included in the tattoo are the Roman numerals for 21. This represents the 21st chromosome.
What are the colors of awareness ribbons?
|Red||AIDS/HIV, alcohol & substance abuse, vasculitis, love, heart, disease|
|Orange||Hunger, leukemia, animal protection awareness, self-injury awareness, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, kidney cancer|
|Yellow||Support our troops, suicide prevention, genocide awareness, sarcoma and bone cancer awareness|