World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome.The date for World Down Syndrome Day is the 21st day of the 3rd month, which was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
World Down Syndrome Day began in 2006 and on December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 21 as World Down Syndrome Day.
Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2017 Around Town!
USOD families are invited to join in the fun on March 21, 2017 at these special events:
- Dine Out for Down Syndrome at Bob Evans Restaurants!
Bob Evans will generously donate 15% of sales to support programs and services of the Up Side of Downs. Dine at ALL Cleveland area Bob Evans Restaurants from 6am to 10pm on March 21, 2017 and present the flyer at checkout.
To learn more visit – World Down Syndrome Day