Down Syndrome Awareness Celebration
The month of October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate here at Charlie Foster’s. While we celebrate our friends and family members with Down Syndrome every single day, this month is a wonderful opportunity to inform, encourage and inspire. (And also a perfect opportunity to throw an all day celebration! Keep reading to find out the details.)
Down Syndrome was officially described by John Langdon Down in 1866. It is the most common chromosomal condition that occurs across the spectrum. Typically you have a total of 46 chromosomes (rod-like structures that hold the info for, well, you), but individuals with Down Syndrome have an extra copy of chromosome 21, giving them a total of 47 chromosomes. This chromosomal discovery was made by Jerome Lejeune, a French physician, in 1959.
Over the years, science and technology have allowed us more insight into Down Syndrome, but one thing continues to remain the same, those with Down Syndrome are our family members and friends who we care for so much, and deserve to be celebrated. Spreading awareness about Down Syndrome is one way to celebrate and honor those with Down Syndrome. Other ways include joining a Buddy Walk, volunteering at Merrimack Hall right here in Huntsville, throwing the best Down Syndrome Awareness Month celebration at Charlie Foster’s, and/or attending the best Down Syndrome Awareness Month celebration at Charlie Foster’s.
In case you missed it throughout the rest of the blog, CHARLIE FOSTER’S IS THROWING A DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS MONTH CELEBRATION! It will be an all day event on October 30th. We’ll be collaborating with Preston Watts and Merrimack Hall to bring you a celebration full of fun. There will be live musical performances from both Preston Watts and the students at Merrimack as they sing “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Lean on Me.” Merrimack Hall students will also be doing a live art demonstration, of which you will have the opportunity to purchase after. This celebration will definitely be an event to remember, so bring your friends and family and join us, Charlie Foster’s, in celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness on October 30th. We’ll see you then.