Thursday, 21 March 2019

Odd Socks for World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Today is World Down Syndrome Day and people all over the globe are wearing odd socks to raise awareness. This year's theme is 'leave no one behind'. In the words of the Down's Syndrome Association:

"All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to live fulfilling lives, included on a full -and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society."

Down's Syndrome is caused by an extra copy - in full or part - of chromosome 21. About 40,000 people in the UK have Down's Syndrome, and around one in every thousand babies in the UK are born with the condition. Check out this infographic from Downs Side Up. :)

World Down Syndrome Day Infographic

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