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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Do Something Extra

Mar 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. The date - 3/21 is significant because it represents the 3 copies of the 21st chromosomes that individuals with Down syndrome have.This date was established in 2006 by Down Syndrome International.

This is the first year that it is recognized by the United Nations. It was adopted into resolution last Nov.

The NDSS has put together this list of ideas for their Do Something Extra campaign celebrating WDSD.

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Here is a great opportunity to triple your monetary donations to Down syndrome research - on Mar 21 all donations made to the Down Syndrome Research and Treatment Foundation (DSRTF) will be matched 3:1! That means a $15 donation turns into $60 and $25 becomes $100. What a great way for those donations dollars to add up!

The DSRTF will also be hosting a webinar with Dr Roger Reeves (a leading researcher in the area of Down syndrome) of Johns Hopkins University. The webinar will be at 1:00 ET.

I'm going to Kayla's school and give a talk to her class about Down syndrome and reading the class a book. I hope the kids don't have too many hard questions for me!

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Not a Perfect Mom said...

I'm eager to hear what those kiddos ask!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog! Wednesday's are chapel days at my school - and since 3/21 is a Wednesday - I'm thinking about doing a special chapel presentation about down syndrome. What book are you reading to the kids at Kayla's school?

Emilie & Abigail's mama-to-be