March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. To show support

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. To show support

Support World Down Syndrome Day: Wear two different socks on March 21

Help spread the word and create awareness of this special day.

Tomorrow (Friday, March 21) is World Down Syndrome Day. To show support, the public is asked to wear mismatched socks. The idea is to get people to ask why your socks are two different colours so you can then spread the word about World Down Syndrome Day.

The following are a few facts that you can share on this day:

1) People with Down Syndrome are more like you than they are different from you;

2) Statistically, 1 in 800 children will be born with Down Syndrome;

3) Down Syndrome is not related to race, nationality, religion or socioeconomic status;

4) Down Syndrome is caused by an error in cell division and is not related to anything a mother may or may not have done during pregnancy;

5) Eighty per cent of children with Down Syndrome are born to women under the age of 35.

Please support this important day of information and awareness.

Get on two of your most colourful socks and help spread the word.