One of my favorite days in the year is soon approaching:
World Down Syndrome Day!
This is the day we come together to raise awareness globally and to support the rights, well-being, and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.
I’ve shared before what this day and Down syndrome mean in my life, but now I have an opportunity for you to take part in. The National Down Syndrome Society is hosting their inaugural ‘Racing for 3.21’ virtual race on World Down Syndrome Day. This isn’t a traditional race, and that works out because 3.21 falls on a not-so-convenient day* to plan an organized race.
*Mark your calendars, it’s a Tuesday.
‘Racing for 3.21’ is a virtual race, meaning that participants can run, walk, bike, hike, swim, or move for 3.21 miles at any time in the day on March 21 as a way of celebration and awareness for the Down syndrome community.
I’m not a runner and I’ve never participated in a race, but I will be running/walking my 3.21 miles early in the morning on 3.21 at my local gym.
Please join my team either to pledge your support to NDSS or to join the virtual race. The point here is spreading awareness. Most of the world is still uninformed and ignorant of the beauty individuals with Down syndrome possess.
Pledge your support–and share it!
Run your race–and share it!
Join with me to share with those in your world and the world all around us the importance of this day.
I went out on a limb and created a team instead of merely participating as an individual. While I’m doing this for all people with Down syndrome, Jonathan is the one who nailed a passion for individuals with Down syndrome to my heart. So, he deserves a team.
Our team name is: Jonny is My Hero.
A hero is defined as 1.) a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of character and 2.) a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities, or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model or ideal.
Jonathan’s character, his abilities to find the good in everyone, and his overall good nature continually challenge me to strive to become a better person. It may not be our traditional connection with the word hero, but a hero is what in my heart I know him to be.
Visit our Jonny is My Hero team page* and pledge your support today.
*This link will direct you to my fundraising page. On the right, you will see links for more information about My Team, The Campaign, and The Organization.