Our TNT Orthodontics Team will be wearing crazy socks today to recognize World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This global awareness day has been officially observed by the UN since 2012, but was first observed by countries in 2006.
March 21st was chosen as the WDSD observation date for a very specific reason. The 21st day of the third month signifies “the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.” Wearing brightly colored, crazily patterned socks to raise awareness for this day was also chosen for a specific reason: to start a conversation! Down Syndrome International wants to get people talking about World Down Syndrome Day, so they encourage supporters to wear something people will ask about.
Join us today by wearing some of your own crazy socks, or other brightly colored, crazy clothing! When someone asks you about them, you can help raise awareness by telling them all about World Down Syndrome Day.