World Down Syndrome Day Celebration at the State Capitol

Photo opportunity with Governor Hickenlooper

WHO: Global Down Syndrome Foundation (“Global”), self-advocates with Down syndrome and other organizations serving the differently-abled to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

WHAT: Photo opportunity with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper: People with Down syndrome, their families and supporters from across Colorado will gather on the West Steps of the Colorado Capitol in honor of World Down Syndrome Day.

WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2015 – 9:30am to 11am

WHERE: West Steps, Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Anyone who cares about people with Down syndrome or people who are differently-abled. Anyone who is passionate about human and civil rights. Anyone who is invested in a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and believes that research and medical care can significantly improve quality of life.

BACKGROUND: World Down Syndrome Day started on March 21, 2006, in Singapore. The date, 3/21, represents the 3 copies of chromosome 21 which lead to Down syndrome. World Down Syndrome Day has developed into a movement that both celebrates and values people with Down syndrome around the world, which is evidenced by United Nations recognizing WDSD in 2011. More information is available at

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through Research, Medical Care, Education and Advocacy.

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