Rock Your Socks For World Down Syndrome Day

Tuesday March 15th, 2016

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This Monday, March 21st, people across the globe will come together within their communities, families and over social media to celebrate those with Down syndrome, for World Down Syndrome Day.

Rock Your Socks is an awareness campaign that encourages people to wear their brightest, most colourful socks to show their support for those with Down syndrome.

The campaign has taken over social media herein Windsor Stephanie Seguin has been an engaging, vocal supporter of Rock Your Socks 2016, spreading awareness how the Windsor community can get involved.

Seguin, mother to Hazel who was born with Down syndrome in 2012, was inspired to share her experience through writing and so, created the blog Chasing Hazel. Over four years, Stephanie and her husband Matt have been committed to dispelling misconceptions related to Down syndrome and have openly chronicled the highs (and lows) of their day-to-day experience.

Seguin explains that Rock Your Socks “has become an easy, attainable and visual way to demonstrate this support around the globe. We are seeking to share what it is to have Down syndrome – something to be celebrated. We are advocating for the inclusion, respect and understanding that individuals with Down syndrome have a great deal to offer their communities.”

Chasing Hazel will be rocking their socks at St. Clair College from 11:30am to 2pm. If you would like to show your support for you can visit Chasing Hazel for a list of schools and community centres who will be participating.

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