World Down Syndrome Day

wdsdWorld 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.

To learn more visit – World Down Syndrome Day

Ways to support World Down Syndrome Day in Northeast Ohio

Dine out at MELT Bar & Grilled!

Guests who present the attached flier to their server during their dining experience on March 21, will have 20% of their food & drink sales donated to The Up Side of Downs!  Sales will be credited to the fundraiser for in-house purchases, carry-out, in-house merchandise, and alcohol.  This promotional offer is only valid at the Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Independence, Mentor, Avon, Akron, and Canton MELT Bar & Grilled locations.  For hours and directions, visit MELTBARANDGRILLED.COM.

Register for the 2019 Buddy Walk for The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio!

Registration opens on March 21.  Teams that register on this day will have their name featured on an “Early Bird” Banner that will be prominently displayed at the Buddy Walk.  We will be announcing the date & location of the Summer 2019 Buddy Walk on March 16th, at the Sunburst Gala presented by IKORCC.  Stay Tuned!