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World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2018

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21st, 3/21, in honor of the third copy of the 21st chromosome. On this day, individuals with Down syndrome and advocates across the world raise public awareness and advocate for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of those with Down syndrome. And don’t be surprised if you see people wearing brightly colored or mismatched socks on World Down Syndrome Day. The #lotsofsocks campaign encourages participants to wear their funkiest socks to get people talking and asking questions about Down syndrome.

At DSAWM we can’t think of a better way to celebrate our favorite extra-chromosomed friends on World Down Syndrome Day than by throwing a party! On March 21st we will be hosting a ‘70s themed Rock Your Socks Dance to raise awareness and celebrate our loved ones with Down syndrome. DSAWM staff, members, family, and friends will be boogieing the night away with snacks, crafts, a photo booth, costume contest, and, of course, dancing! Join us at the Masonic Center in downtown Grand Rapids at 6pm for the grooviest get down in town. Check out the DSAWM Facebook page for more details and to learn more about our organization and the fantastic community of eager and inspiring individuals whom we serve.

For more information, please visit the following links.
World Down Syndrome Day: Worlddownsyndromeday.org
CADSA World Down Syndrome Day Celebration and Advocacy Event: cadsa.org

DSAWM is also partnering with We Help Two this year to get you the funkiest and most conscientious socks for World Down Syndrome Day! 60% of every sale goes directly to DSAWM and for every pack purchased a pair is donated to people in our community in need. Support a great cause and get your socks today!


March 21, 2018
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DSAWM follows the same weather policy as Grand Rapids Public Schools. If GRPS is closed, DSAWM programs are cancelled. Program cancellation will be posted on the DSAWM homepage and Facebook. Time permitting, program participants will also be notified by email or phone.