World Down Syndrome Day Wear Odd Socks - Lots of Socks! Down Syndrome Awareness Day

World Down Syndrome Day – Wear Odd Socks – Lots of Socks

World Down Syndrome Day Wear Odd Socks – Time to wear odd socks and help raise awareness of Down Syndrome. #JohnsCrazySocks #LotsofSocks #WDSD19

World Down Syndrome Day

Wear Odd Socks – Lots of Socks!

This day is also known as Down Syndrome Awareness Day. They ask you to wear odd socks. Mismatch, or wear odd type of socks. When people ask you about the socks, you can tell them about down syndrome. This day is held annually on March 21. It was the United Nations General Assembly who decided to have this day back in 2012. Part of this is day is Lots of Socks! However, sources show activities date back to 2006. Today, it is celebrated in over 60 countries.

World Down Syndrome Day Wear Odd Socks - Lots of Socks! Down Syndrome Awareness Day

The Date came about because another name for Down Syndrome is Trisomy 21. Tri is three. So That is March and 21st comes from the 21 part of the name.

Sporting Crazy Socks

In 2018, I sported the crazy socks that day! Actually, these socks belong to my wife, Heather. We miss matched the socks, she is wearing the same ones I have that are miss matched. One pair is of hot dogs and the other pair says Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey. See picture below.

2018: Wearing Crazy Socks that are miss matched for World Down Syndrome Day #LotofSocks (Actually these are my wife's, she's wearing the other ones - so we have the same socks that are miss matched)
2018: Wearing Crazy Socks that are miss matched for World Down Syndrome Day #LotofSocks (Actually these are my wife’s, she’s wearing the other ones – so we have the same socks that are miss matched)

John’s Crazy Socks

Reminds me of the boy, John Lee Cronin, who has Down Syndrome who has a sock company. John’s Crazy Socks. You can find over 2,000 sock choices. Not to mention, 5% of earnings donated to the Special Olympics. His business started because of the love of socks John has. He also has a Down Syndrome Awareness Sock that he has One dollar goes to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSSS) and one dollar goes to the Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS).  This special sock features 3 ♥ 21, the date for Down Syndrome Awareness.

What is Down Syndrome

Down syndrome (DS or DNS), also known as Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. It is typically associated with physical growth delays, characteristic facial features and mild to moderate intellectual disability. The average IQ of a young adult with Down syndrome is 50, equivalent to the mental ability of an 8- or 9-year-old child, but this can vary widely.1

Websites of interest

Sources

1. WikiPedia

Hashtags

  • #LotsofSocks
  • #WDSD19
  • #JohnsCrazySocks

First published March 20, 2018. Last republished or updated March 19, 2019.

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