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!

How can I celebrate with my family and friends?
Visit our calendar of events to find a celebration near you!

World Down Syndrome Day 2015 – Check out how we celebrated!

WDSD T-Shirts
We only have YOUTH SIZES available now. These beautiful t-shirts were designed by a student at Word of Life Lutheran Academy during our Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Call Erin to order your youth size t-shirt at 314.961.2504 ext. 105.            

Random Acts of Kindness
Twenty volunteers with and without Down syndrome made some lucky individuals’ days by surprising them with flowers and candy. Each individual received a note encouraging them to pass the kindness forward.

Purina Farms Family Event
Our first event at Purina Farms was a blast! Over 200 children and children at heart joine the DSAGSlL for a fund day of lunch, dog shows, animal petting, educational lessons and play! Thank you to Purina Farms for welcoming us to your space

Relay and Run for 21
The 4th Annual Relay and Run for 21 took place on Sunday, March 22 and welcomed 581 runners and walkers on the 21K, 7K and 2.1K routes. This spectacular event gathered our highest number of participants in the event’s history and raised funds to support the DSAGSL, DADS St. Louis and the Pujols Family Foundation. Thank you to the DADS and all of our wonderful runners, vendors and volunteers!

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:

Language Guide
Down syndrome Quick Facts