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February 2019

Lots of Socks Knit-a-Long – United States

February 1 - March 21
Ravelry, https://www.ravelry.com
Online worldwide,

Sock knitters from all over the world are encouraged to cast-on brightly coloured socks to wear on WDSD! 15 designers will be selling discounted digital designs on Ravelry with all the proceeds going to benefit DSi. Over 50 sponsors have donated prizes for knitting as little as one sock! Come join the hand knitting community to show off Lots of (KNIT) Socks!

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March 2019

Race 3.21 – United States

March 10
West High School/ Third Creek Greenway, 3300 Sutherland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37919 United States

Join the Down Syndrome Awareness Group as they celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21st! Race 3.21 takes you on two different paths! One path is a 3.21km or 2 miles jog or walk with a special VIP turnaround for a mile; while the other is a 3.21 mile timed race.

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Awareness Photoshoot – Mexico

March 11 - March 21
TEDI, 5 de mayo #1419 Colonia Palo Blanco
San Pedro Garza Garci­a, Nuevo Leon 66230 Mexico

Two weeks of photoshoots with WDSD socks. The goal is to have a lot of people uploading the photos to instagram so we can raise awareness about Down syndrome, as well as raise money to sponsor a scholarship in TEDI.

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World Down Syndrome Day Family Skating Party – Canada

March 15
Burnaby 8 Rinks, 6501 Sprott Street
Burnaby, BC Canada

Join Canucks mascot Fin for a FREE FAMILY EVENT in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day! We will skate from 5:15-6:15, and then gather in the Thirsty Penguin Banquet Room for food and refreshments. Skate and helmet rentals along with all food and refreshments are included at no cost. Helmets are mandatory for anyone under 12. Skating bars will be available. Reserve your free tickets at http://DSRF.org/Skate. For event updates, RSVP to the Facebook event. Registration Deadline: March 10.

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Embrace Your Style: Style Show – United States

March 16
Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store, 10546 France Avenue South
Bloomington, MN 55431 United States

Join us for a Style Show in support of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. Our diverse models will be styled in fashions representing the individuality of each model. Show starts at 11AM; plan to stick around after for the Glam Cam and Shopping with a Purpose to support The Arc Minnesota! This event is free and open to the public.

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World Down Syndrome Day Celebration, Minnesota – United States

March 16
Parkview Meeting + Event Center at the Mall of America, 390 North Garden Mall of America
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425 United States

Come celebrate World Down Syndrome Day with the Down Syndrome Association of Minnesota. This FREE family-friendly event in the Park View Event Center at the Mall of America features a DJ and dancing, face painting, food, crafts and activities! Join us!!!

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Long Island Celebrates! World Down Syndrome Day – United States

March 16 - March 20
Broadway Commons, Hicksville, NY; The Main Event, Farmingdale, NY; NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Conference Center, Mineola, NY; Lisbon Cafe, Jericho, NY, Various addresses
Hicksville, Farmingdale, Mineola, Jericho (Long Island), NY, NY 11753 United States

4-event, 4-venue, 3-date Extravaganza to raise awareness of the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome and to raise funds for Down syndrome research. Events will feature artists and self-advocates with Down syndrome. It includes a four-hour fun filled event, a wood pallet fundraiser, a conference on the progress of Down syndrome research, and a celebration dinner featuring renown self-advocate and musician Sujeet Desai.

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Genetically Driven – United States

March 16
Knights Of Columbus, 339 Rt. 82
Hopewell Junction, New York 12524 United States

It's a social building event where our students interact with the participants by demonstrating love and understanding regardless of our differences. There will be a magician to do a magic show, face painting, balloon sculpturing and crafts. Food, beverages & gifts will be provided. This event is limited to 20 participants and their chaperones. Time: 1:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.

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World Down Syndrome Day Celebration Arizona – United States

March 17
Mesa Pioneer Park, 526 E Main St
Mesa, AZ 85203 United States

Join three amazing organizations that serve the Down syndrome community and are partnering on hosting a fun celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 17th, 2019 from 2 to 4:30pm in Mesa, AZ. This event is a family carnival-style picnic. Food trucks will be selling their signature food items. There will be train rides, face painting, characters/mascots, crafts, vendors, dancing, game truck, bounce houses and more. Visit with friends and celebrate the individuals we love with Down syndrome. Free…

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Lift Up Down’s Benefit Concert 2019 – Jamaica

March 17
Campion College Auditorium, 105 Hope Road (Old Hope Road Entrance)
Kingston 6, St. Andrew Jamaica

It is our annual fund-raising variety concert in commemoration of World Down Syndrome Day. We use this opportunity to also showcase the talents of our children with Down syndrome. Our goal is to promote social awareness of the condition so as to enable persons living with Down's syndrome in Jamaica to achieve their full potential.

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Down Syndrome Awareness Week San Mateo – United States

March 18 - March 22
Safari Run, San Mateo, 341 N Amphlett Blvd
san mateo, CA 94401 United States

Safari Run will be offering open play free admission all week (03/18-22/19) to children with Down syndrome and their siblings. Hours: Morning Mon.-Fri. 10 AM–12 noon. Afternoon Mon., Wed., Th. 1PM-6 PM & Tue., Fri. 1PM-4PM All Families will be able to purchase a one time open play session pass (good for a future open play session and limited to one per child) for $8, while supplies last. All proceeds from this promotion will go to LuMind. It’s simple, wear…

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Down Syndrome Awareness Week Sunnyvale – United States

March 18 - March 22
Down Syndrome Awareness Week, 1180 Kern Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 United States

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21, 2019 Come participate with Safari Run! It’s simple, wear mismatched colorful socks all week to support the cause. Safari Run will be offering open play free admission all week (03/18-22/19) to children with Down syndrome and their siblings. Hours: Morning Mon.-Fri. 10 AM–12 noon (Tues. 11-12 due to a private event) Afternoon Mon., Tues., Wed., Th. 1PM-6 PM & Fri. 1PM-4PM All Families will be able to purchase a one time open play…

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Down Syndrome Awareness Week Plano – United States

March 19 - March 22
Safari Run, Plano, 2300 Coit Rd. #300
Plano, TX 75075 United States

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21, 2019 Safari Run invites you to participate with them! It’s simple, wear mismatched colorful socks all week to support the cause. Safari Run will be offering open play free admission all week (03/19-22/19) to children with Down syndrome and their siblings. Hours: Tuesday—Friday 9:30 AM—6:30 PM All Families will be able to purchase a one time open play session pass (good for a future open play session and limited to one per child)…

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WDSD New York 2019

March 21
NY United States

"Leave no one behind in education" This event took place at Trusteeship Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, United States on 21 March 2019 - 10am-6pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) Watch the recordings on UN Web TV Morning session:     Afternoon session:     Please note: you can follow the WDSD Conference in Spanish, Italian or Portuguese. Navigate to the video language menu. Select Spanish, Chinese (for Italian) or Arabic (for Portuguese). Speech by Marta Sodano, self-advocate representing…

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Actividad 3-21 Juegos Recreativos Adaptados – Puerto Rico

March 21
Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey, Parque de Verdes Sombras
Cayey, 738 Puerto Rico

Ven y únete a celebrar el Día Mundial de Síndrome de Down. Los participantes disfrutarán de juegos adaptados, merienda, música y muchas sorpresas. La actividad se llevará a cabo en el Parque de Verdes Sombras de la UPR Cayey, comenzando a las 8:30 am. Llevamos 9 años celebrando este día auspiciado por los estudiantes del curso EDES 4086 y la Dra.. Lesbia Borras. ¡Te esperamos!

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2nd Annual NDSC All Kinds of Heroes Golf Classic – United States

March 21
Legacy Golf Course at Lake Lanier, 000 Lanier Islands Pkwy
Buford, GA 30518 United States

Proceeds from the 2019 tournament will go to support educational programs for people with Down syndrome, their families and the professionals that serve them, free materials for communities, families and educators, new parent packages, rural outreach programs and disability training programs for first responders. The event will be held on World Down Syndrome Day, March 21st, 2019, and includes golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner/awards party, raffle, unlimited beverages of all kinds in a “Bottomless Yeti”, contests, and a chance to win…

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3rd Annual Rock Your Socks – United States

March 21
Get Air, 34450 Gateway Dr
Palm Desert, California 92211 United States

Come join us - wear your silly, fun, mix matched socks for a chance to win prizes. The first 50 individuals with Down syndrome will go in for free!! All ages welcomed, siblings, friends and community guest welcomed to join us. Follow us on Facebook for more details.

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Think Out, Be Light Fashion Show – United States

March 21
Hilton Garden Inn – Duncanville, 800 N Main St
Duncanville, Texas 75116 United States

Think Out, Be Light is the coolest, happiest day of the year. TOBL is a fashion show that celebrates children and young adults with special needs. It happens every year on World Down syndrome Day and provides an opportunity for us to remind our friends and loved ones about just how important every human life is. Think Out, Be Light is managed and sponsored by the Zoe Communications Agency.

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World Down Syndrome Day Glow Party Oklahoma – United States

March 21
Rhema Ninowski Recreation Center, 1367 East 71st Street
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74012 United States

Join us to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on Thursday, March 21! Wear your crazy socks and brightest neons and come dance the night away. World Down Syndrome Day Glow Party Thursday, March 21 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Rhema Ninowski Recreation Center 1367 East 71st Street Broken Arrow, OK 74012 Pizza, cupcakes and drinks will be provided. DSAT families with kids of all ages are invited but space is limited so RSVP early!

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World Down syndrome Day Open House, Hoffman Estates – United States

March 21
GiGi’s Playhouse- National Office, 2350 W Higgins Rd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 United States

TIMELINE OF ACTIVITIES FOR EVENT: 3-6pm Food and Music! 3-6pm Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos! 3-6pm Crazy Sock Craft! 3-6pm Open Mic! Sign up to show off your skills on stage- singing-dancing-reading-etc.! 3-6pm Raffle for children’s bikes giveaway every 30 min! 3-4pm Coop from the Schaumburg Boomers 3pm- Raffle 3-3:20pm Leaps and Bounds “Mini” class in GiGIU 3:21pm Balloon Release- make a wish for Ds 3:30 Raffle 3:30-3:50pm GiGiFit “Mini” class 3:50-4:00pm StoryTime in New Space (book about Ds) 4-5pm…

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LOCAL Live, Memphis – United States

March 21 - March 22
Wiener Theater at Hutchison School, 1740 Ridgeway Rd
Memphis, TN 38119 United States

LOCAL Live is an excellent show to represent individuals with Down syndrome in the area of the performing arts. Audiences celebrate Company d for their musicality, inspirational impact, and unique ability to shape the culture of their community one step at a time.Local Live is inspired by local performing artists providing the soundscape for the show. Guest choreographers and musicians fuse movement, music and spoken word throughout the program. A unique collaboration of some of Memphis’ most outstanding choreographers includes…

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OpporTUNEity Knocks 2019 – Canada

March 21
Molson Canadian Center, Casino New Brunswick, 21 Casino Dr.
Moncton, New Brunswick E1G 0R7 Canada

OpporTUNEity Knocks is an event designed to showcase the diverse talent in our area as well raise awareness and funds for the Down Syndrome community. It will be a “GOT TALENT” style show where contestants competing for cash prizes will come on stage and perform their act for a panel of judges. The judges will be there to provide feedback for the contestants and the audience. This year there will be two prizes, Audience Vote and Judges pick.

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Robert Pio Hajjar & Ideal Way for World Down Syndrome Day 2019 – Canada

March 21
Ideal Way celebrates WDSD at Tecumseh PS, London Ontario, 401 Tecumseh Ave E
London, Ontario N6C 1T4 Canada

Ideal Way celebrates WDSD 2019 by presenting I Can, YOU Can to students and staff at Tecumseh PS. Robert Pio Hajjar, born with Down syndrome and recipient of the inaugural World Down Syndrome Day Award, shares his life story and how he is living his life's purpose. Robert is a professional Speaker & Author. His first book is titled, I Love My Life, with foreword by the great Jean Vanier.

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WDSD Celebration & Down Syndrome Advocacy Awards – United States

March 21
Sundance Square Pavilion, Downtown Fort Worth, Texas
Fort Worth, TX 76102 United States

We will celebrate WDSD with special performances, music, face painting, photo booths and hand out our first ever Down Syndrome Advocacy Awards. We will celebrate in Sundance Square from 6:30-8:30PM and watch together as Sundance lights up blue and gold to celebrate WDSD!

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UN World Down Syndrome Day Conference 2019 – Trinidad & Tobago

March 22
Hyatt Regency – Trinidad, 1 Wrightson Road
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

This event will raise awareness for Down syndrome, to promote inclusion in all aspects, educate persons, families, society etc. Information will be provided in all aspects concerning Down syndrome. This event will show the potential of individuals with Down syndrome and that there are no limits, only possibilities.

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Rock Your Socks Off Dance and Silent Auction – Our Dreams Are Taking Flight – United States

March 23
Rho Waterfront, 50 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611 United States

DSACNJ is celebrating WDSD with our 5th Annual - Rock Your Socks Off Dance.The theme is "Our Dreams Are Taking Flight" as we rejoice the opening of our enrichment center "Club DREAMS" in Ewing, NJ which will offer free socialization, enrichment, academics, job skills and career opportunities to people with T21. Event features dancing, free caricatures, photo booth, silent auction, kids raffles, a buffet lunch. Trenton Thunder's Boomer and DJ Pardy Hardy will get the crowd going. All those with…

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321celebrate! – United States

March 23
i.g. Burton Smyrna, 19 S duPont Blvd
Smyrna, DE 19977 United States

Register today for the 6th annual 321celebrate! Music, dancing, face painting, photo booth, a hueg silent auction and so much more! www.321celebrate.com Come celebrate people with disabilities and share acceptance and love at this one of a kind family event! 321celebrate Saturday 23 March 2019 5-9PM! i.g. Burton Smyrna (same location) 19 S. DuPont Blvd Smyrna DE 19977 Register today at www.321celebrate.com!

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World Down Syndrome Day Party 2019, New York – United States

March 23
JCC Harlem, 318 W 118th Street
New York, New York 10026 United States

March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day. Down syndrome is a 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome and is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition. Therefore, on the 21st day of the 3rd month, we celebrate and honor of our friends, family, and loved ones with Down syndrome and acknowledge the accomplishments of our community. This year is extra special as GiGi’s Playhouse NYC is celebrating our 7th anniversary! On March 23rd, we invite you to celebrate with us! Join…

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World Down Syndrome Day Celebration – Connecticut, United States

March 24
New Canaan YMCA, 564 South Avenue
New Canaan, CT 6840 United States

We are celebrating World Down Syndrome Day on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00pm at the New Canaan YMCA. This will be our 9th year! This fun and inclusive family event aims to raise awareness of Down syndrome and promotes greater appreciation of those living with it. The annual World Down Syndrome Day celebration features activities for all ages, including a Bouncing Bears gym, carnival sports, floor hockey, basketball, arts and crafts, singing and signing, karate and more.…

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Sindrome de Down Baja California Sur – Mexico

March 24
Malecón, Starts at the corner of Marquez de Leon and the Malecón
La Paz, Baja California Sur Mexico

Join us in Baja California Sur to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day for the first time. We will host a walk on the Malecón on Sunday March 24 at 9am. Come with all your family and friends – everybody is welcome: adults, children, babies, and strollers. Let's get together to: *Celebrate the life and achievements of people with Down syndrome. *Promote acceptance and inclusion in our community. *Create awareness about Down syndrome in our area. The walk will start at…

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