Thursday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The date represents Trisomy 21, the medical term for Down Syndrome, which is the third replication of the 21st chromosome. As part of the celebration around the world, people are encouraged to wear crazy socks. The crazy sock initiative was formed to get people talking and asking questions about Down Syndrome. The idea is to wear brightly colored, mismatched, long, printed socks-or even layer three socks, one for each chromosome.
Camden Hill, a student at Lamar Elementary has challenged the entire school district to wear their most colorful, fun, and even mismatched socks on Thursday to celebrate “Rock Your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day”!
Let’s join Camden’s cause to create a single global voice for people with Down syndrome! If you participate, be sure to post your crazy sock pictures on social media with the hashtag #lotsofsocks.
This is a simple and fun way that we can all participate so get out your crazy socks and support World Down Syndrome Day! Let’s Rock Our Socks!