According to the National Down Syndrome Society, one in every 691 babies in the United States is born with Down syndrome, with more than 400,000 people with Down syndrome living and thriving in the United States.

Thursday, March 21st is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations on March 21st since 2012. Each year the voices of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them grows louder, but there's still so, so much more that you and I can do.

In support of World Down Syndrome Day, we invite you to do a little research and get informed and then share what you learn with others so that we can break down the stereotyped walls. We also invite you to show love for those with Down syndrome by wearing the craziest socks you can find in your drawer. Wear brightly colored socks, long socks, printed socks, one sock…maybe even three socks for three chromosomes. If you don’t normally wear socks, then wear them! And why stop at socks? Wear bright clothes too and then when people ask you why you're so colorful, you can tell them you’re supporting those with Down syndrome!

[via National Down Syndrome Society/World Down Syndrome Day]