Please remember what today is. March 21st...
World Down Syndrome Day.
While every day should be a day of awareness (not just for this foundation, but for every foundation), today is a day where we bring attention to the adults and children who have down syndrome. Even if you do not know anyone personally (as I do not), being supportive to those who do is all I can ask for.
Did you know that 3% of the world's population have intellectual disabilities? Sounds like a small number, but that's 200 million people around the world.
Did you know that the ever increasing use of the word retard or retarded in today's society effects the negative stereotypes that face people with intellectual disabilities? Because of this, people around the world are helping to raise awareness of the hurtful, cruel and insensitive effects of the "r-word". You too can help encourage others to spread the word to end the word and help people to think before they speak.
I made a pledge to do so...will you?
I only takes a measly ten seconds to make a pledge. It's free...and you know what? You'll feel a million times better after you do. Please visit this site to make your pledge.
Happy Monday friends!