Every year, we celebrate #WorldDownSyndromeDay by engaging Poles to show solidarity with people with Down syndrome. This year on 21.03, we join Down Syndrome International and #LotsOfSocks to broaden the global community working to include people with Down syndrome.Check out the summary <br>of our support
The combination of the numbers 21 and 3 is not accidental. Trisomy 21 is the presence of an additional, third chromosome in the 21st pair of chromosomes. Because of this, March 21 (21.03) is a global awareness day established in 2012 by the UN to draw attention to Down syndrome and build tolerance and sensitivity to the needs of people affected by it.
To raise awareness about Down syndrome, a group of social activists in Poland called the “Team of Colorful Socks” has connected to create the “What’s without a match here is only one chromosome” campaign, that supports social inclusion of people with Down syndrome, by showing their diversity, enthusiasm and ability to accept mismatches.
Many Mornings supports this joyful collective for the second time, this year by funding the campaign’s video in order to globally break stereotypes surrounding people with Down syndrome.
Colorful mismatched socks aim to:
Show that those with Down syndrome struggle with being different from the rest of society
Be a symbol of solidarity with people with Down syndrome and an expression of tolerance
Reflect the joy and full of life nature of those with Down syndrome, despite their differences
On this day, people with Down syndrome, those who live with them and organisations that support them throughout the world such as Down Syndrome International, coordinate and participate in activities and events, such as #LotsOfSocks to raise public awareness. A simple way YOU can raise awareness is to join the action closest to our heart and feet!
On World Down Syndrome Day (21.03), put on colorful mismatched socks and take a photo
Share your photo on Facebook and/or Instagram
Tag your photo with #ManyMornings #LotsOfSocks #WorldDownSyndromeDay
We try to be as close to universal sizes as possible. It's best to follow the shoe number you wear most often ☺