Friday, March 19, 2021

It's Time To "Rock Your Socks!"

It’s Time To “Rock Your Socks!”  
Happy World Down Syndrome Day on Sunday, March 21, 2021! 

On this day people will be encouraged to "Rock Your Socks" meaning to wear colorful mismatched socks on each foot. This day is "dedicated to raising awareness about Down syndrome and celebrating individuals around the world living with the genetic condition" from the It further states “According to the World Down Syndrome Day website the date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome," according to Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta's website website

Shannon Marie McCormick of Middletown said the Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut (DSACT) has virtual celebrations planned all day for this event on March 21st plus they will be beginning their first ever "Run Your Socks" event.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic it will be virtual this year. It will begin on March 21-April 30th. McCormick stated "The Down Syndrome Association of Connecticut (DSACT) will be celebrating all day on Facebook with recordings of authors, siblings, and individuals with Down syndrome reading from books about Down syndrome. Check it out here:

We're donating books to schools and libraries around the state, too.”

McCormick further explained “Last, but not least, we're launching our first Rock Your Socks Run from March 21st through April 30th. It's all virtual this year, of course, but that means there's something for everyone wherever they are! Walk, run or roll 3,210 steps, 5k, or 10k. Registration is $25, includes a custom race medal and race bib. Funds raised support students in the DSACT Literacy and Education Center"


For more information about World Down Syndrome Day on Sunday, March 21, 2021 please see the following websites:


Enjoy the videos.



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