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TVDSA World Down Syndrome Day 2018

Wednesday, March 21
6:00–8:00 pm
Boise State University -Allen Noble Hall of Fame

 

Come dance, socialize, and play catch on the Boise State Blue again this year as we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day! Light refreshments will be served. Don’t forget to wear your crazy socks all day to support our loved ones with Down syndrome! Parking will be provided in the lot next to the Allen Noble Hall of Fame. Parking attendants will be there to guide you. If you have any questions about the event, contact Erin Rosenkoetter.

 

Please help up spread awareness – post and share via social media with the following tags:

#TVDSA
#WDSD18
#WhatIBringToMyCommunity
‚Äč#LOTSOFSOCKS

 

WDSD Info

Why 21 March? The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.

History of WDSD

WDSD was first observed in 2006 in many countries around the world and Down Syndrome Association Singapore launched and hosted the WDSD website from 2006-2010, on behalf of DSi, for global activities to be recorded. On 19 December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day. The General Assembly decided to "designate 21 March as World Down Syndrome Day, to be observed every year beginning in 2012" and "invites all Member States, relevant organizations of the United Nations system and other international organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector, to observe World Down Syndrome Day in an appropriate manner, in order to raise public awareness of Down syndrome".

Information courtesy Down Syndrome International from the worlddownsyndromeday.org site

 

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