Today is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), and Mackenzie Community School’s Tamarack XXII class showed their support by wearing their best crazy socks.
WDSD is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.
Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages friends all over the world to choose their own activities and events on WDSD 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.
As part of the campaign, groups and individuals are urged to wear brightly coloured socks and post pictures on social media with the hashtag #LotsOfSocks.
The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.