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World Down Syndrome Day

17 March 2011

Down Syndrome International presents the Global Video Event “Let us in!” made in partnership with Down syndrome groups from 45 countries.

Monday, March 21st, 2011, marks the 6th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.  Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. Individuals, families, professionals, groups, and organisations all over the World are getting ready to celebrate and raise awareness of Down syndrome.

  • World Down Syndrome Day website hosts a single meeting place where everyone can share their experiences and advertise their activities.  We invite you to join us in celebration.

The Patrons explain what World Down Syndrome Day is about and why we want the World to get involved:

World Down Syndrome Day takes place on 21 March every year. This date (21/3) represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21, which is unique to people with Down syndrome.
Damon Hill OBE
1996 Formula One World Champion
Patron – Down Syndrome International and Down’s Syndrome Association (UK)

The aims of World Down Syndrome Day are to promote awareness and understanding, seek international support, and to achieve dignity, equal rights and a better life for people with Down syndrome everywhere.
Muttiah Muralitharan
Record breaking Sri Lankan cricketer
Patron – Down Syndrome International

Activities and events held on World Down Syndrome Day can have a tremendous impact, showcasing the abilities, talents and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. I encourage you all to tell the World what you are doing to celebrate this important day.
Liam Neeson OBE
Oscar nominated actor
Patron – Down’s Syndrome Association (UK)

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