Below is the announcement for World Down Syndrome Day. RARTL attended the local celebration at Bill Gray’s. It was wonderful to see all those smiling children. Stay tuned for next year, when you, too, can feast on burgers and enjoy the happy kids. Thank you, Flower City Down Syndrome Network, for the wonderful things you do.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017, is the 12th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day. According to the international website, it is intended “to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means to have Down syndrome, and how people with Down syndrome play a vital role in our lives and communities.”
On their website, as of early January, they list 28 World Down Syndrome Day celebrations in the US and 8 in Canada.
Locally, the Flower City Down Syndrome Network is celebrating at Bill Gray’s on Jefferson Road on March 21 from 5PM – 8 PM. It’s a party for the Rochester community. There will be a free photo booth and a magician. Print the flyer from their website and a family member with Down syndrome will get a free burger or ice cream. (www.fcdsn.com )