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World Down Sydrome Day 2012

This year for World Down Syndrome Day please consider a donation to our Voice of Hope Fund! 

Please CLICK HERE to read about the Voice of Hope Fund and why it is so important to raising awareness and being a voice for children with Down syndrome!

 



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Please read these excerpts below from the World Down Syndrome Day website.  To read the information in full and for more information on World Down Syndrome Day please visit www.worlddownsyndromeday.org and http://www.ds-int.org/events/wdsd

World Down Syndrome Day 2012

21 March 2012 marks the 7th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day and for the first time in 2012 this day will be officially observed by the United Nations. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do.

Down Syndrome International encourages our friends all over the World to choose your own themes, activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.

“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

“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 Syndrome International

If you haven’t been to the Reece’s Rainbow shop, be sure you check out our World Down Syndrome Day gear! Not just t-shirts either! We do have some great apparel, though.

Wear your Reece’s Rainbow WDSD gear with pride!

These are just a few of the many items you can purchase and $2.00 from every item goes to our Voice of Hope fund to help us to continue to advocate for our waiting angels.

 

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