Celebrate March 21!
World Down Syndrome Day, March 21, was established in 2006 by Down Syndrome International with the goal of raising awareness and mobilizing support and recognition of the dignity, rights and well-being of people with Down syndrome across the world. March 21, the 21st day of the third month of the year, was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 present in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.
The DSAGSL invites you to join us in raising awareness, advocacy and support of individuals with Down syndrome, along with their abilities and achievements. Show everyone you know how great people with Down syndrome are – celebrate March 21 with your family and friends!
Greater St. Louis Area World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations
Check out all of these events and more on our Calendar of Events!
Southern Illinois Down Syndrome Community Group
Saturday, March 9 from 3:30pm – 7:30pm at the Snow Power Gym in Herrin, IL. Join in for an early World Down Syndrome Day celebration. The event will include a fun afternoon of bouncing, jumping, climbing and food. Contact Julie at 618.694.4911 for more info.
Metro East Down Syndrome Alliance Community Group
Friday, March 21 from 6pm – 8pm at Whiteside Middle School in Belleville, IL. Join this celebration for pot-luck style food, crafts, games, face painting, a bounce house and a photo booth! Contact Amber at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
St. Charles Down Syndrome Community Group
Saturday, March 22 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the St. Charles County Family YMCA in St. Peters, MO. There will be swimming, volleyball and basketball, the track will be open and a dance room with rockin’ tunes and teen helpers for those who want to dance! There will be pizza for everyone, but please bring $5 per family to help cover costs and your favorite snack or sweet to share. This event is for the whole family! Contact Randa-Kay at DownSyndromeStC@gmail.com for more info.
More Celebration Tips/Ideas
Apply for a scholarship to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress Conference in Indianapolis, IN!
Relay and Run for 21 on Sunday, March 23 at 7:30am. Run to raise awareness and support for the Down syndrome community throughout St. Louis. Click here for more info.
If you want to spread awareness to your friends, family and the community you live in, feel free to download and print these FREE resources:
World Down Syndrome Day 2013 – Check out what we did last year!
We celebrated WDSD 3/1-3/21! See all 21 of our featured photos here!