World Down Syndrome Day takes place on 21 March every year. This date (3.21) represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down syndrome.
The goals of World Down Syndrome Day are to promote awareness and understanding, seek international support, and to achieve dignity, equal rights and a better life for people with Down syndrome everywhere.
Activities and events held on World Down Syndrome Day can have a tremendous impact, showcasing the abilities, talents and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome.
As you probably already know, a major goal of the Red River Valley Down Syndrome Society (RRVDSS) is awareness of individuals with disabilities, such as Down syndrome.