World Down Syndrome Day March 21st, 2015
March 21st (3/21) is World Down Syndrome Day. Come celebrated with Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network on the 21st day of the third month of the year. The date is symbolic of the third copy of the 21st chromosome which characterizes Down syndrome.
March 21, 2015 marks the tenth annual World Down Syndrome Day, the fourth official date since it was recognized by the United Nations in 2011. People with Down syndrome, their families, friends, teachers, coworkers and supporters will be celebrating across the globe.
“It is important to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 because there should be a day to celebrate the needs of people with Down syndrome. We are able to do things that other people can and can not do – just like anybody from around the world,” says National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Goodwill Ambassador Chris Burke. “No matter who we are or where we live, give us a chance to do something with our lives so we can look forward to the future.”
There are over 400,000 Americans living with Down syndrome. It is the most common chromosomal condition. Please join Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network and the NDSS on March 21 in celebrating the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Silicon Valley Down Syndrome Network will be celebrating at Santana Row in San Jose, California. The festivities will be held on the stage located on the conner of Olin Ave. and Piazza Di Valencia, across from Maggiano’s Restaurant. There will be music, dancing, and light refreshments. The event will begin at 5:30 P.M. and will end at 9:00 P.M.
Santana Row is located at 377 Santana Row, San Jose CA, near Steven Creek Blvd. and Winchester Ave. Clcik on the link for a map of Santana Row. http://www.santanarow.com/map>
Special Thanks to Maggiano’s Restaurant for providing the light refreshments.