Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day

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Published: 2019-03-21 14:30

Last Updated: 2019-03-21 15:41


Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day
Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day
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World Down Syndrome Day ‘WDSD’ is celebrated yearly, on 21st March, to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

People from all over the world are joining the celebration by rockin’ their mismatched socks, including Jordan.

Socks have been used as the symbol because chromosomes are shaped "like socks" and people with Down's syndrome are born with an extra one.

WDSD is a global awareness day observed by the United Nations since 2012. Down Syndrome International encourages participants from all over the world to engage in their own activities and events to help raise awareness, as well as celebrate individuals with Down syndrome.

To get involved in the campaign, be sure to bring out your mismatched socks and wear them proudly because “our differences are what make us great.”

If you feel like sharing your wacky socks online, remember to use the hashtags: #lotsofsocks #rockyoursocks #downsyndrome