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WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY

Monday, March 21, 2016 marks the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day  (WDSD). Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.  For more information on the history of WDSD and Down Syndrome International, visit this LINK. Below is information on how we are celebrating in the Triangle! If you would like to take part or have questions, please contact TDSN at 919-803-0515 or tdsnmail@triangledownsyndrome.org.

WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY, 3-21 AT KINGS BOWLING AND ENTERTAINMENT

This year we are thrilled to be celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, 3-21 at Kings Raleigh Bowling and Entertainment. We will gather families together to share in the celebration of that third copy of the 21st chromosome. Families can share stories, successes, challenges and support one another throughout their journey. LINK TO RSVP

DRESS DOWN FOR DOWN SYNDROME

In addition to families celebrating together, we have once again invited our community to participate in this event through Dress Down for Down Syndrome and Lots of Socks. Businesses can offer their employees the opportunity to Dress Down for Down Syndrome in exchange for a small donation to TDSN. For businesses, groups or schools that wish to participate without raising funds, awareness can be built around Down Syndrome by sporting Lots of Socks on 3-21. For more information or to request materials, please contact 919-803-0515 or tdsnmail@triangledownsyndrome.org.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS

Because of the fun it generated last year, we are once again planning a day of Random Acts of Kindness on or around March 21. TDSN will provide packs of popcorn with a postcard attached sharing information about World Down Syndrome Day and TDSN. Individuals and families can place packs of popcorn at Redbox machines in the area so that customers renting a movie can enjoy a snack on us while learning a little about the extra 21st chromosome at the same time. Popcorn can be picked up at Colonial Baptist Church, 6051 Tryon Road in Cary between 10 AM and Noon on Saturday, March 19, or by arranging a time to stop by the TDSN office on Oberlin Road during the week of March 14.  For more information or to request materials, please contact 919-803-0515 or tdsnmail@triangledownsyndrome.org.