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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Day 9 Giveaway: Down Syndrome Footprint

Pretty much every cause out there has a ribbon to identify it. Down syndrome is no different - the blue and yellow color scheme on a ribbon signifies Down syndrome. I think it started with the color combination that is on the Buddy Walk logo.

A couple of years ago a couple, who have a daughter with Down syndrome, came up with a logo that is based on a medical marker for Down syndrome - the gap between the the first and second toe. (Not everyone with Down syndrome has this 'sandal gap,' but it is one of many characteristics doctors look for if they suspect a Down syndrome diagnosis.)

This new awareness symbol allows for questions to be asked and answered, and to 'educate society on the facts and future of Down syndrome.' From this vision the Down Syndrome Footprint Foundation was created.

The Foundation is 'committed to creating greater awareness, empowerment, and employment opportunities for all people with Down syndrome.'

One of the ways this foundation is encouraging employment opportunities for people with Down syndrome is through the Down Syndrome Footprint store. All items in the store are either made or packaged by someone with Down syndrome.

Among the products in the store are Awareness Items, Jewelery, Men, Women, and Youth clothing.

The Foundation also has a few ways you can have a fundraiser with Down Syndrome Footprint.

A $21 (appropriate amount, isn't it?) gift certificate to the Down Syndrome Footprint store was donated for this giveaway.

To enter leave a comment on this post stating just one item from the store you would like to have, and then click on the +1 Do It link on the widget.

To earn more entries, and to spread the word about Down Syndrome Footprint, you can like their Facebook page and Tweet about the giveaway. You can do each of those things directly on the Rafflecopter widget.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Refer back to 21 Days of Giveaways throughout the month to see all of the giveaways.)

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Michelle said...

Yay! I found this company earlier this month and love the footprint rockin' tee for Matthew! Thanks for the chance!!!

Kristi said...

I too just found this company about a month ago....i would either get the heart pendant or the rockin tshirt....

Angie Willey said...

What a great way to celebrate Down syndrome Awareness Month!

Tiffany said...

I would snag the stainless tumbler and the thermal straw cup!

I am so pleased to see this group! The more I look to my daugher's future, the more I am excited about groups like this!!

Tami said...

I would proudly wear a t shirt!! I have read before about this organization. and I love it!

Allison said...

I love the shopper tote and the notecards!

Lisa said...

The office picture frame is so different - I love it, either that or the rockin t

my family said...

this site is awesome! I would love to have the ds awareness t shirt

Becca said...

Awesome! My Down Syndrome Footprint magnet got stolen off my car recently. Gotta get another one! :-)

Kay Flanigan said...

We bought Drake a shirt at the convention. I love their stuff!

Chriss said...

I'd love to have the heart pendant.