Dear family and friends,
Due to our current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we cannot celebrate together in person on this day, but that won’t stop us from celebrating from wherever we might be! Let’s show our love and support to people with Down syndrome across the globe, join us this Saturday VIRTUALLY, share with us of how you’ll be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day!
We can’t wait to see your photos
Little fun fact of “Rock Your Socks” for World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) on March 21st:
These are chromosomes.
The one circled is chromosome 21 – note the three copies of the chromosome. This is Trisomy 21 also known as Down syndrome. You and I have just two copies of Chromosome 21. People with Down syndrome have 3 copies.
They look like socks, right? This is where the idea of Rock your Socks for World Down Syndrome Day was born from… simple!
On March 21st, World Down Syndrome Day, we celebrate and raise awareness by wearing our brightest, loudest socks.
And why is WDSD held on March 21st?
21:3 (chromosome 21, 3 copies = 21st day of 3rd month of the year)
#rockyoursocks #crazysocks #downsyndrome #awareness #joinus #LIFEisbetterwithyou #theluckyfew
Dear Family and Friends,
Due to the fast-growing situation with the coronavirus, we have decided to cancel all our activities for the remainder of March.
World Down Syndrome Day is on Saturday, March 21st, show your support wherever you are. You can either wear your crazy/funky/mixed match socks; wear yellow and blue; dress up/dress down with our WDSD shirt/socks or do it all to help support all people with Down syndrome across the world!
And don’t forget to share with us on social media.
This year we have limited edition socks for sale, especially designed for Broward Gold Coast Down Syndrome Organization. Rock your crazy socks with us for World Down Syndrome Day, presale order is starting now! Check out matching Pins, T-Shirt, along with this year wristbands. Go to our website at www.bgcdownsyndrome.org to make your purchase at “Donate” section. Don’t forget to let us know your sizes. We will schedule a date for you to stop by our office in Coral Springs pickup your order. It’s first come first serve basis on the shirt sizes. Thanks in advance for supporting our organization.
- ADULT SOCKS (fits a size 6-12) = $15 Athletic/Crew each pair, $18 Knee High. High quality, custom knit cotton/nylon blend, reinforced toe/heel for added comfort, arch support, mesh for breathability on foot, won’t shrink or fade
- World Down Syndrome Day Pins 3″ with message “Different Makes Me Amazing!” = $2 each
- WRISTBAND = Swirl Yellow, Green, and Blue Band, “Happy World Down Syndrome Day 3-21” Available in adult and kid sizes, $1 each
- World Down Syndrome Day T-SHIRT = Gildan Heavy 100% cotton Blue T-shirt with New “Different Makes Me Amazing!” Design for 2020!
– BGCDSO Member = $10/shirt
– Non-BGCDSO Member = $15/shirt
– 3T Shirt = $5/each
Join us on Thursday, March 5th at 6:30pm at the David Posnack JCC Orlove Auditorium for our ETC Tween Actors Adaption of ‘The Wizard of Oz’!
ETC Tween actors are the organization’s rising stars! The actors have put a lot of love, talent, creativity and hard work into this show and they cannot wait to perform for you!
ETC Actors & GIB U Participants: FREE
Guests: $5 Donation
Come out and dance the night away at the 10th annual 321 Dance by Entertainment Inc. on Feb. 15, 2020 from 3pm-6pm. Held at the Cafe Iguana, 8358 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 (SW corner at University). Everyone is welcome, all ages and diagnosis! For more info, sponsorships or donations call 954-253-4127 or 321dancefl.com. RSVP to 954-577-4122. $5 donation per person.
All around the globe, World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is celebrated on March 21st, a day selected to represent the genetic disorder marked by a 3rd copy of chromosome 21.
Our new shirt design for 2020 World Down Syndrome Day: “Different Makes Me Amazing!”
Gildan Heavy 100% cotton Light Blue T-Shirt: $15 each.
People With Down Syndrome, Frustrated by Voice Devices, Are Teaching Google to Hear Them
FCB Canada and its advocacy client launch Project Understood. This Project Understood from the Canadian Down Syndrome Society is helping Google’s voice platform understand those with Down syndrome. Voice-controlled devices could be life-changing resources for people with Down syndrome or other developmental disabilities, but there’s one obvious obstacle that often holds them back: being understood.