People need to learn more about Down syndrome.
We need to tell people about Down syndrome.
We hold events that will get people’s attention and start them talking about Down syndrome.
Our events also help raise money.
World Down Syndrome Day
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day.
On this day we celebrate the lives and successes of people with Down syndrome.
It helps create a voice for people with Down syndrome that can be heard all around the world.
It supports the:
of people with Down syndrome.
Lots of socks
We want to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March.
We can do this if we all wear socks.
Not just any socks, you can wear:
- official Lots Of Socks logo socks
- brightly coloured socks
- long socks
- printed socks
- 1 sock or maybe even 3 socks for 3 chromosomes.
You should wear socks that people will ask you about so that you can tell them all about World Down Syndrome Day.
Step UP! for Down syndrome
Step UP! for Down syndrome is a huge national celebration.
It happens during Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October.
You ask people to sponsor you to complete a special walk.
This means they will pay you money if you finish the walk.
You can walk:
- on your own
- as part of a team
It brings people with Down syndrome together, as well as their families and friends.
The association in your state or territory organises the times and the places.
The money you raise goes to the association in your state or territory.