Happy World Down Syndrome Day!
World Down Syndrome day unofficially began in 2005 but was then recognized by the WHO in 2007, the United Nations in 2011 and eventually became a worldwide day of awareness. Being held on March 21st of every year, it signifies the 3 copies of the 21st chromosome. The idea behind wearing mismatched or crazy socks came from the image below: it’s a photo of a karyotype. Notice how they kind of look like crazy, colorful socks?
From everyone at Save Down Syndrome and a few of our friends, we wish you a Happy World Down Syndrome Day!