Friday, 3/21/08 is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Down Syndrome International (DSI) has officially marked 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). The date was chosen to signify the uniqueness of Down syndrome in the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome and is used synonymously with Down syndrome.

Singapore was selected to launch the inaugural WDSD in 2006. The event, held at the CHIJ Secondary School in Toa Payoh, in the heartlands of Singapore was very successful and well attended. Many other organizations worldwide joined in the celebrations with events and activities in their respective countries.

This year the theme for 21 March 2008 is "Aim High Enough", to continue creating awareness about Down syndrome and promote acceptance of diversity.

All DSI members and related organizations worldwide are encouraged to observe the WDSD together with the community in an appropriate manner.


date Thursday, March 20, 2008

5 comments to “World Down Syndrome Awareness Day”

  1. ~Melissa~
    8:02 AM

    Happy World Down Syndrome Day!!

  1. Nicole
    10:07 AM

    To you too honey!

  1. jessica & joey
    11:00 AM

    Happy World Down Syndrome Day to you guys too!!!

  1. Christina
    11:27 AM

    Happy WDSD!

  1. Mommy to those Special Ks
    5:27 PM

    HAPPY WDSD!!!!!!!!