March 21, 2018 World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Get your Down Syndrome Awareness Magnets, Bumper Stickers, Dreamer's Crazy Socks and WDSD Awareness / Walkin’ in Memphis T-Shirts at the DSAM Office!

 

What is World Down Syndrome Day?  

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)! This day was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.  Join DSAM in celebrating this very special day!  Purchase your Awareness Ribbon from DSAM.World Down Syndrome Day is observed in more than 60 countries worldwide. Many organizations and communities promote WDSD to raise people’s awareness & understanding of Down syndrome. Activities & events that take place on March 21 and throughout March, showcase the abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. These events also focus on encouraging independence, self-advocacy & freedom of choices for people with Down syndrome. 

 

 

How Can I Celebrate?

Walkin' In Memphis 2018

Support and sponsor Joshua Greer as he initiates the first ever 'Walkin’ In Memphis' event! Joshua will be walking all day on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) to help celebrate and raise awareness for Down Syndrome! Click HERE for more information.

 

Ask your school or business to host a Dress Down for Down Syndrome Day

Looking for a great way for you and your fellow staff or students to get involved in the community?    The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South invites your school or business to participate in Dress Down for Down Syndrome in honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.   Your school or business will pick any day in March or April and offer the staff and/or students the opportunity to have jeans day, hat day, pajama day, etc. by making a donation to the Down Syndrome Association.   Upon request, DSAM will provide posters and stickers for you.  DSAM can come to your school or business to speak upon request.  Click HERE for more information and for a Dress Down Information and Commitment Letter to send to your school or business!  

 

*March 21st, Meet Your Mayor Day

Mayoral meetings will be held across the Mid-South on March 21st for World Down Syndrome Day to raise awareness!  Join DSAM as we visit with area mayors (contact the DSAM office at 901-547-7588 or admin@dsamemphis.org for more information)

 

 

Get your DS Awareness Shoes! 

In honor of opening up the Step Up website and celebrating 20 years of walking, the signature DS Awareness shoes are now $ 20!  Get yours today before they are gone! Available at the DSAM office with check / cash or click HERE to order online. Support DS Awareness all year long! 

 

Donate $ 21 

In honor of WDSD as an honorarium, memorial or a general donation.  Click HERE to donate!  

 

 

Participate in a Dine Out for Down Syndrome Night

In honor of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, the Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South is collaborating with local restaurants during the month of March in order to enhance public awareness within our society of the inherent worth, value and contributions of people with Down syndrome.  You will visit the restaurant on the designated night and they will donate a portion back to the DSAM!  

March 27th In continuing to celebrate Down Syndrome Awarness: Visit Texas Roadhouse, 7125 Desoto Cove, Horn Lake MS between 4 - 8 pm and they will donate a portion back to the DSAM in honor of WDSD!

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & The Mid-South
154 Timber Creek, Suite 5
Memphis, TN 38018 | MAP

Phone | (901) 547-7588
admin@dsamemphis.org

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