21 March 2013 marks the 8th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do.
Down Syndrome International is inviting everyone across the world to wear LOTS OF SOCKS on 21 March 2013 to raise awareness on World Down Syndrome Day.
"We want to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March, and we can do this if we all wear socks…but not just any socks…brightly coloured socks, mismatched socks, long socks, printed socks, 1 sock…maybe even 3 socks (or EXTRA socks) for 3 chromosomes. Just so long as they are socks which are on display and people will ask you about.... The choice is yours, but we ask you to join us in wearing something which will help tell everyone about World Down Syndrome Day. It is easy to do, so whether you are at home, school, university, work, play, travel, holiday or anywhere, join in!"
Check out the World Down Syndrome Day website for more information: