Wednesday, 7 September 2011

World Down Syndrome Day - asking United Nations for official recognition

This is going to be a very short post, but I have some important news and a request that I wanted to share.

Today, 7th September 2011, representatives of Down Syndrome International (DSi) are at the United Nations asking them to officially recognise March 21st each year as World Down Syndrome DayThere is an online petition where you can register your support for this and we need as many people as possible to sign up and pass the message on to other parents, relatives and support groups across the world.

     127 signatures at 9am GMT on 7th September 2011

(Link takes you straight to the petition, scroll down to signature box. Sign in with email or Facebook, leave a comment if you like (when you click the 'sign now' link you will be taken to page that asks if you would like to donate to keep the website running but you can just leave at that point and your signature will be registered).

And then make sure you join the World Down Syndrome Day group on Facebook and sign up for the World Down Syndrome Day 2012 event on Facebook and join us in making 2012 a truly memorable worldwide celebration on 21st March 2012!