Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day 2019

Rock your socks for World Down Syndrome Day 2019
News Articles and Talks | 21-03-2019 | Posted By Mia Williams

Waking up today you don't need to worry about opening your draw and matching those socks as today is World Down Syndrome Day 2019! That means everybody is invited to funk up their footwear for an amazing cause. In fact, your odd socks should be funkier than a Daft Punk concert and louder than a Metallica gig!

The aim of today is to raise awareness surrounding Down Syndrome by bringing positivity and togetherness to people all across the globe by adding a little bit of fun to their feet. Add the Fun Experts into the equation, well, I bet you can guess what happens next...


This heartwarming video from 'Wouldn't Change A Thing' shows us just how amazing young adults with Down Syndrome really are. Whether at the gym, rocking out or just doing their makeup, these kids bring an extra level of Sunshine to the world.

When it comes to raising awareness, Down Syndrome International have core objectives they want to project through their campaign. These include:

  • Explain how people with Down syndrome can and do make meaningful contributions throughout their lives, whether in schools, workplaces, living in the community, public and political life, culture, media, recreation, leisure and sport;
  • Explain how negative attitudes and a lack of knowledge about their potential as individuals prevent people with Down syndrome from having opportunities to make contributions;
  • Empower people with Down syndrome (and those supporting them) to advocate for their rights and opportunities to make meaningful contributions
  • Reach out to key stakeholders including educators, employers, public authorities, media and the wider community to ensure they see the benefits of enabling people with Down syndrome to make meaningful contributions and encourage these stakeholders to bring about change and disseminate this message.

So what are you waiting for Sunshiners? Be sure to join us in bringing fun to your feet this World Down Syndrome Day by using #OddSocks #WorldDownSyndromeDay2019 and spread that FUNshine for an amazing cause.