March 21, 2019 World Down Syndrome Awareness Day

Get your Down Syndrome Awareness Magnets, Bumper Stickers and WDSD Jewelry at the DSAM Office!


What is World Down Syndrome Day?  

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD)! This day was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down syndrome.  Join DSAM in celebrating this very special day!  Purchase your Awareness Ribbon from DSAM.World Down Syndrome Day is observed in more than 60 countries worldwide. Many organizations and communities promote WDSD to raise people’s awareness & understanding of Down syndrome. Activities & events that take place on March 21 and throughout March, showcase the abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. These events also focus on encouraging independence, self-advocacy & freedom of choices for people with Down syndrome. 



How Can I Celebrate?


Ways to Celebrate WDSD

  1. On 3/21 join us at Beale Street Landing for the Walkin in Memphis Down Syndrome Awareness Celebration from 6 - 9 pm
  2. Ask your school or business to host a Dress Down for Down Syndrome Day!  Click HERE for the 2019 Dress Down Information and Commitment Letter
  3. Get your Down Syndrome Awareness Earrings, Bracelets, Magnets or Bumper Stickers at the DSAM Office! Call us at 901-547-7588 to arrange a time to come by! 
  4. Click HERE to Purchase a Walkin' in Memphis Down Syndrome Awareness T-Shirt 
  5. Click HERE to make a $ 21 donation in honor of your loved one with Down syndrome 
  6. Click HERE to make a donation to Walkin in Memphis. All funds benefit DSAM! 
  7. Participate in Dine Out for Down Syndrome Night at Chili's Olive Branch on March 28th!


Join us at Beale Street landing from 6 - 9 pm!

WALKIN IN MEMPHIS’  MARCH 21ST, Hosted by the Greer Family, join us at Beale Street Landing!

DSAM board member and parent Josh Greer will be “Walkin’ in Memphis” all day on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) to help celebrate and raise awareness for Down syndrome. His goal is to raise $ 21,000! The 2nd Annual ‘Walkin’ In Memphis: Down Syndrome Awareness Walk’ will end inside Beale Street Landing & the public is welcome to attend the event from 6 – 9pm. There will be food trucks, a cash bar, live music, corn hole and a kids park right next to BSL! Join in at 6:30 for a group pic and and/or at 8:30 as we take another group picture and watch the Harahan and M-Bridge light up in blue and yellow for WDSD! Be sure to wear your #WIM2019 t-shirts.   T-shirts $15  Donate to WIM  Facebook: @WalkinInMemphis  Instagram: walkininmem  Twitter: @WalkinInMem



Order your Walkin In Memphis T-shirt!

Click HERE to order your #WIM2019 T-shirt to support Walkin in Memphis and celebrate World Down Syndrome Day!  


Get your DS Awareness Shoes! 

The signature DS Awareness shoes are $ 15!  Get yours today! Available at the DSAM office with check / cash or click HERE to order online. Support DS Awareness all year long! 


Ask your school or business to host a Dress Down for Down Syndrome Day

Looking for a great way for you and your fellow staff or students to get involved in the community?    The Down Syndrome Association of Memphis and the Mid-South invites your school or business to participate in Dress Down for Down Syndrome in honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st.   Your school or business will pick any day in March or April and offer the staff and/or students the opportunity to have jeans day, hat day, pajama day, etc. by making a donation to the Down Syndrome Association.   Upon request, DSAM will provide posters and stickers for you.  DSAM can come to your school or business to speak upon request.  Click HERE for more information and for a Dress Down Information and Commitment Letter to send to your school or business!  



Donate $ 21 in honor of your loved one!

In honor of WDSD as an honorarium, memorial or a general donation.  Click HERE to donate!  



Participate in a Dine Out for Down Syndrome Night


Thursday, March 28th, Dine Out for Down Syndrome, Chili's Olive Branch,  5 – 8 p.m.

Join us at Chili’s, 7910 Craft Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654, e Dine Out for Down  Syndrome!  Simply go to Chili’s Olive Branch on March 28th between 5:00pm and 8:00pm (For Dine In OR Take-Out) and let your server know you are there to support DSAM & 10%  of your ticket will be donated back to DSAM!   Please invite all of your friends & family to Dine Out for DS!  Kids & Families from DSAM will be on hand 6-8 pm to greet you!






Down Syndrome Association of Memphis & The Mid-South
154 Timber Creek, Suite 5
Cordova, TN 38018 | MAP

Phone | (901) 547-7588

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