Happy World Down Syndrome Day! | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

World Down Syndrome Day 2020 | Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Coronavirus may stop us from gathering in person but it won’t stop us from celebrating our wonderful community!

Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,

Now more than ever, GLOBAL and the people with Down syndrome we serve need your help. Many people with Down syndrome are considered “high risk” for Coronavirus (COVID-19) according to the Centers of Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health.

Despite having to cancel fundraisers and important advocacy work in Washington, D.C., we at GLOBAL are leading the charge and have put together a comprehensive page with important facts related to Coronavirus and Down syndrome that strongly encourages our constituents to take our governments’ prevention recommendations seriously.

We are fortunate and deeply grateful to an anonymous donor providing us a $5K matching grant to honor World Down Syndrome Day on Saturday, March 21st.

Will you help us during this difficult time and make your impact on World Down Syndrome Day? From now until a week after March 21st, you can help us raise $5,000—your gift of ANY size will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your support and please have a SAFE and Happy World Down Syndrome Day!

Michelle Sie Whitten & the GLOBAL Team

Message from Michelle Sie Whitten
President & CEO, Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Message from Governor Jared Polis
State of Colorado

Message from Dr. Joaquín Espinosa, PhD
Executive Director, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome
Message from DeOndra Dixon
GLOBAL Ambassador & Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Winner

Message from Dr. Huntington Potter, PhD
Director, University of Colorado Alzheimer’s And Cognition Center
Message from Andrew Regan
GLOBAL Self-Advocate & Athlete

Message from Dr. Fran Hickey, MD
Medical Director, Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado

Click above for more info on staying safe during COVID-19 pandemic