We all have cute socks we wear around the house, and we’re giving you an excuse to wear them out tomorrow when you go to work, or run errands. Jennifer Cooley tells Cherish Lombard the purpose is to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day. Friday, March 21st marks the 9th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. Everyone’s asked to “Rock Your Socks” on March 21st because people diagnosed with Down Syndrome have a third copy of chromosome 21. So Friday, March 21st wear brightly colored socks, mismatched sock, long socks, printed socks or all of them!
The Down Syndrome Society of Mobile County is working with MCPSS to generate Down syndrome awareness by letting students wear “out-of-uniform” socks to school on Friday. Students at participating schools can join in on the fun by wearing fun or mismatched socks. Each school that participates in “Rock Your Socks” will be entered in a drawing for one of three iPad Minis, provided by DSSMC.
World Down Syndrome Day 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. If you would like more information, please visit www.worlddownsyndromeday.org.