Clubs, communities and schools are being encouraged to take part in Lots of Socks day at the end of the month, and raise awareness about Down Syndrome.
Held in conjunction with the United Nations World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, Down Syndrome NSW are asking people to wear their most colourful or fun socks on the day.
Down Syndrome NSW CEO Jennifer Evans said they were "extremely grateful" to the community for embracing Lots of Socks day.
"Down Syndrome NSW relies heavily on the generosity of the community to support our work."
The meaning behind wearing Lots of Socks is that in humans, a cell nucleus contains 23 pairs of chromosomes. Half of these chromosomes come from one parent and half come from the other parent.
A person with DS has one extra chromosome. Chromosome number 21 has 3 chromosomes instead of 2 making them unique. This is why we always celebrate on the 21st of the 3rd. And, under the microscope, chromosomes look like socks.
The idea is to start a conversation and raise awareness about Down Syndrome. To register visit https://www.downsyndrome.org.au.
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