Rock your Socks ! on World Syndrome Day 3-21
These are chromosomes.
Don’t they look a lot like socks?
The one circled is chromosome 21 – note the three copies of the chromosome. This is Trisomy 21 also known as Down Syndrome. Typically, we have just two copies of Chromosome 21 – but Behr has 3.
This is where the idea of Lots of Socks for World Down syndrome Day was born from… simple!
Monday, March 21, is World Down Syndrome Day! We celebrate and raise awareness by wearing our brightest, loudest socks.
And why is WDSD held on March 21? 3:21 (chromosome 21, 3 copies = 21st day of 3rd month of the year) easy to remember!
Don’t forget to join in on the day!