Mismatched socks are a symbol of World Down Syndrome Day, as people with Down syndrome have one extra chromosome – chromosome 21 shaped like a sock. The Sock Challenge takes place every year on March 21 and is associated with World Down Syndrome Day. On this day, people wear two different socks to celebrate human uniqueness. The aim of the challenge is to spread awareness about people with Down syndrome. Their acceptance by society, the chance for regular education, or the opportunity to work is still not a matter of course. It is through sharing information and a positive example from personal experience that each of us can break down prejudices and help others become equal members of society and realize their dreams – to live a full life. Dedoles has been organizing the Sock Challenge since 2018.
How to join?
All you have to do is wear two different socks on March 21, take a photo, and share it on your social media with the hashtag #SockChallenge. In this way, we can raise awareness and inform the general public about this disability together. Dedoles financially supports several organizations dedicated to helping people with DS and their families.
What would happen if people with Down syndrome ruled the world?
- Affection, hugs, and caring for others would become quite the order of the day.
- We would learn to enjoy the little things and love life unconditionally.
- People would be sincere.
- Everything would be neat and organized.
- Trains and planes would run on time, working hours would be for work, and holidays would be holidays.
- People who talk to themselves would be considered thoughtful and creative.