” The three arrows are the perfect symbol for parents of Down syndrome, May explained, because the number three is representative of the three 21st chromosomes that result in Down syndrome. The arrows, May said, represent how the parents of these special children “rise up and move forward.
What color is associated with Down syndrome?
The colors for Down syndrome awareness are blue and yellow, so you can show your support by wearing these colors.
Why is the Down syndrome ribbon blue and yellow?
Blue and yellow are the colors used to raise awareness about Down syndrome. Down Syndrome is a genetic chromosomal condition where a person is born with 47 chromosomes instead of the usual 46. … People wear blue and yellow awareness ribbons to express their solidarity with the people affected with Down syndrome.
Why do people wear mismatched socks for Down Syndrome Day?
“Lots of Socks”
In 2013, the theme of Wearing Odd Socks was initiated to raise awareness. Over time it has also been promoted as Lots of Socks. The idea was created because chromosomes are shaped “like socks” and people with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome.