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Rock Your Socks for Down Syndrome Awareness!

If you are wondering why we wear crazy, mismatched socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, here is some information that explains it:

Little fun fact of “Rock Your Socks” for World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) on March 21st:


These are chromosomes.

socks 21

The one circled is chromosome 21 – note the three copies of the chromosome. This is Trisomy 21 also known as Down syndrome. You and I have just two copies of Chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome have 3 copies.

They look like socks, right? This is where the idea of Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day was born from… simple!

On March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day, we celebrate and raise awareness by wearing our brightest, loudest socks.

And why is WDSD held on March 21st?

21:3 (chromosome 21, 3 copies = 21st day of 3rd month of the year)

Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization

321 Foundation