World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)

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World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed in more than 60 countries. Organisations and communities around the world promote WDSD to raise people’s awareness and understanding of Down syndrome.

Lots of Socks

The “Lots of socks” campaign is a fun, easy way to help raise awareness for Down syndrome.┬áThis campaign begun by an organisation called Down Syndrome International to encourage people to start a conversation about diversity, inclusion and acceptance.

Why odd socks? Chromosomes are shaped a little like a sock and people with Down syndrome have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.

Instead of selling socks this year we are encouraging everyone to be creative and wear their own odd and colourful socks.

We would love to see photos on our Down Syndrome SA Facebook page, make sure you use the hashtags #LotsOfSocks, #WorldDownSyndromeDay and #WDSD20.

Click here to download a copy of the flyer and organise a gold coin donation and help us by raising funds for Down Syndrome South Australia.