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Monday, October 01, 2007

Today Is The Start Of...

Down Syndrome Awareness Month! Yep, Oct is the month for Down Syndrome awareness (which is why most Buddy Walks are held in Oct too.)

I didn't get a chance to post about this over the weekend, but since it starts today I'm not technically late in spreading the word! :)

Tricia from Unringing The Bell has come up with a great idea for something to do this month:

Get It Down; 31 for 21

You can read all about her explanation for the "31 for 21" idea on this post. Basically it is a challenge to post something every day in Oct (31) and 21 refers to the 21st chromosome which people with Down syndrome have an extra copy of.

I post almost every day anyway, so hopefully I'll be up to the challenge! Now every day my post won't be about Down syndrome; I don't think I could come up with 31 straight topics on Ds unless I really had the time to sit and think (which I don't!) LOL She even says you can post on anything you want.

Also, anyone is free to join in on the challenge, whether you have a child with Down syndrome or not! From Tricia: I propose whether you know someone affected by DS that you do it in honor of those living with DS as a part of their lives; to raise awareness of Down syndrome. (And, well, it WOULD be nice if you mentioned that's why you're doing it in at least ONE of your blog entries.) See? Anyone can join in!

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18 comments:

killlashandra said...

Cool idea I agree. I wish I had an internet connection at home and then I probably could post every day. ; ) I'll have to make a comment about that too.

Kerry said...

I'm there! I have been trying to post daily for awhile and keep finding a reason to be lazy... no more! Plus I can point out the picture of your cutie-patootie :)

T*mmy said...

I just know that Miz Kayla is a blessing and just reading whatever you write each day keeps me coming back for more!

Ya'll have a good day!
:)

Tricia said...

Thank you! (And by the way, I come back all the time for the awesome words and pics!)

Tammy said...

What a great idea!
I wish I could post every day, but with keeping on top of schooling the girls, I'm lucky to post 3 times a week! (And forget about being caught up with all my blogging friends! I am so far behind!)
But I will be coming by as often as I can to your place this month and read your posts- how is that? ;) Because I always love coming here anyway!
Have a wonderful week, Michelle!

Kathleen Marie said...

31 post in October. I think my head is exploding. Maybe 21 but not 31! ha! I could do 31 comments?!

Hugs!

The Rocking Pony said...

Sounds fun! I posted today about DS so I've got a good start. I'll have to keep it up!

Tara said...

awesome idea! I'm going to try to do this - and will most definitely mention your beautiful little girl's name. Hope you all are doing well!!!

Shelley said...

A great idea - have a great month!

Sue said...

What a neat idea. It's always great to get more awareness out!

Susie Q said...

I come here even when I do not comment (I know, bad bog friend)
and am so enriched by what you write.
I think that Kayla is amazing and I always have such love and respect for you. Especially as a military wife who deals with long separations.
Bless you dear Michelle.

Hugs,
Sue

PEA said...

I've certainly learned a lot about DS since I started visiting your blog over a year ago...Kayla has also captured my heart:-) Best of luck with the 31 posts!! xox

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Great idea...a great way to learn more.

Karen said...

I have nominated you for an award Michelle!

Christina said...

October is so much cooler nowadays!

Jen said...

How amazing.

Every minute counts.... said...

Just an intro...I have been checking your site through the link from Tara( we are friends both with WS girls) and Kerry has joined in so I thought why not me too. Abi goes to a Private pre-school and we have several friends with DS so I will happily join in.

Noel

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