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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

10th Annual 31 for 21 Blogging for Down Syndrome

It's the 10th anniversary of "31 for 21" and blogging each day in Oct for Down Syndrome Awareness Month!

Wow! I can't believe it's been 10 years of this annual tradition. If I were more organized I'd host some kind of big party on my blog, but I'm not, so there you go. I'm just the host and this is where you sign up and add your name/blog to the list of participating bloggers.

I feel like most people know the drill by now; however there are babies being born with Down syndrome each year and thus new bloggers participating each year. For those that are wondering what "31 for 21" is and how to participate here is the my annual "what to know" blog post.

- Down syndrome is 3 copies of the 21st chromosome (in medical terms it is Trisomy 21, frequently shortened to T21).
- October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
- There are 31 days in Oct
- Blog every day (31) in Oct to raise awareness/acceptance about Down syndrome (T21)
- So ... 31 for 21 Blog Challenge

 A couple of guidelines:
- You don't have to blog about Down syndrome every day; just blog every day about whatever you want
- You should mention, at least once, that you are participating in "31 for 21"
- You don't have to be a parent, or grandparent, of someone with Down syndrome to participate
- Grab the button and post it somewhere on your blog or in a blog post
- Sign Mr Linky so other bloggers can see all the participants
- Meet new bloggers
- Use #31for21 on social media
- Spread the word
- Have fun!

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Martina von Jolinas Welt said...

OMG, I´m first, hahaha, and I have great plans to spread it round germany

Evana said...

I will try to make it all 31 days this year! Last year, Jaycee was hospitalized and that ended my DSAM blogging.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the 10th anniversary of 31 for 21! I

Michelle said...

I can't beilieve we've been doing this for 10 years! I also just looked and realized I hadn't updated my blog since 31for21 last year! LOL!

Adelle said...
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Adelle said...

I always love a challenge! I had to delete my last comment because I realized this is my FIFTH year participating - not fourth! Wahoo!! And ten years strong, that's awesome:)

Maria Jordan MacKeigan said...

This will be my first time participating and I'm very excited about it! What an amazing idea! And wonderful way to raise awareness!!!

Katzogby said...

Our local DSA in Baltimore is participating as a group this year. We are collecting 31 posts from our community (and a few beyond) to represent the diverse experiences of Ds. It has been amazing to collect these stories and we are so excited to share them!

Angie Willey said...

Hopefully, I can post all 31 days this year, since I am posting for our group. Your blog was one of the first ones I found after our prenatal diagnosis and it gave me such hope. Thank You!

Mummalove said...

Up to our third 31 for 21 this year :) Started a bit late, but we're getting there. Dedicating it to our awesome boy, who we miss desperately but continues to inspire us. Thank you for hosting xx