World Down Syndrome Day is next week! - Maryland Catholic Conference

First Lady to present proclamation for World Down Syndrome Day

First Lady Yumi Hogan will join persons with Down syndrome, their families and advocates on Thursday, Feb. 21 to recognize World Down Syndrome Day in Maryland.

More than 50 persons with Down syndrome, family members and advocates will come to Annapolis to commemorate the day.

Last year was the first year that Maryland recognized this important day, which seeks to bring awareness to the importance of persons with Down syndrome, their contributions and role in our society.

In addition to First Lady Hogan, Senator Doug "J.J." Peters (D-23) and Del. Nicholas Kipke (R-31B) will present resolutions in their respective chambers recognizing March 21, 2019 as World Down Syndrome Day in Maryland.

World Down Syndrome Day has been officially recognized by the United Nations since 2012 on March 21 each year.

Wondering what you can do to recognize this important day and raise awareness of Down syndrome? Join with people across the globe by wearing funky socks on Thursday, March 21. The socks help open the conversation about Down syndrome, the day and the movement for inclusion of persons with Down syndrome. 

Be sure to take picture of your socks and post them on social media with the hashtags #LotsOfSocks, #WorldDownSyndromeDay and #WDSD19 to share your support of World Down Syndrome Day.

To learn more about the Lots of Socks movement that is part of World Down syndrome Day, CLICK HERE!