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WORLD DOWN SYNDROME DAY 2024

Thursday March 21, 2024

Let's Celebrate, in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day 💙💛

WDSD is marked each year on March 21.  The 21st day of the 3rd month signifies the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. This year WDSD is on Thursday March 21, 2024.

Come Celebrate!

Rock Your Socks
Rock Your Socks

The Down Syndrome Association of Toronto (DSAT) organizes the “Rock Your Socks” awareness campaign each year to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD).

DSAT has partnered with SOXOS to design custom WDSD socks, and a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to DSAT to support programs, events, and initiatives for the DSAT community. By purchasing a pair of DSAT socks and participating in the “Rock Your Socks” celebration, you will help raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome.

Get your socks and wear your LOUDEST, CRAZIEST and most FUN pair of mismatched socks as a symbolic show of support for those living with DS in celebration of World Down Syndrome Day.

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WDSD at the eZone

Our WDSD event is just around the corner. Join DSAT on Saturday, March 16th, 2024 for an all ages, WDSD celebration.

  • Location:  The eZone | theezone.ca
  • Time: 2:00-5:00pm
  • Light snacks and drinks provided
  • T-shirts, hats, and custom WDSD socks for sale

Stay tuned for further details and the full agenda.

WHEN:  March 16, 2024, from 2 pm – 5 pm

WHERE: The eZone | 120 N QUEEN ST., TORONTO, ON M8Z 2E2 | theezone.ca

Let’s Celebrate, in recognition of World Down Syndrome Day

THREE WAYS TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Become Volunteer with DSAT
DSAT donation

SHARE WITH FAMILIES, FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA

For all Toronto-based schools looking to enter, please use the hashtag #DSATWDSD2024 to be entered in this contest.

#DSATWDSD2024

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ROCK YOUR SOCKS

March 21, 2024

Show us how you rock your socks and enter to win a $75 gift card of your choice or win a free pizza party for your class!

In celebration of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, DSAT will be joining schools and organizations around the world to mark this special day.
On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion and well-being of people with Down syndrome. The date is special because 3-21 represents Trisomy 21, the medical term for Down syndrome, which is the third replication of the 21st chromosome.

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For all Toronto-based schools looking to enter, please use the hashtag #DSATWDSD2024 to be entered in this contest.
#DSATWDSD2024
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rock your socks 2022

How to enter/participate:

We encourage students to wear mismatched socks, or draw pictures of mismatched socks to stir up conversation and remind people that things that are different are still beautiful and wonderful!

1 Print our fact sheet with information on Down syndrome
2 Wear your craziest mismatched socks.
4 For all Toronto-based schools looking to enter, please use the hashtag #DSATWDSD2024 to be entered in this contest. Take a photo and share it on social media using  #DSATWDSD2024

SHARE WITH FAMILIES, FRIENDS & COLLEAGUES THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA #DSATWDSD2024

Entries must be submitted before 6:00 pm on March 21st, 2024.
Submissions are accepted from schools, colleges, and universities within Toronto.
Only one entry per class.
3 winning classes will be selected at random.
Winners will be contacted after March 21st, 2024.
The winners will have an opportunity to choose a $75 gift card to use towards a safe celebration with their class or you can choose to win a free pizza party for your class!

Please ensure that we are able to contact you through your social media handle on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
For more information, please contact: info@dsat.ca

Please ensure that consent is received before posting pictures online and tagging DSAT. DSAT is not responsible for the breach of privacy.

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Contest Rules
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Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

Thursday March 21, 2024

Photo Gallery from WDSD eZone event 2023