March 21st is recognized as World Down Syndrome Awareness Day (3.21), a day we celebrate everyone with a third copy of the 21st chromosome, or as we like to say, that "something extra." DSAMT celebrates in many ways, including an annual family/community event.
DSAMT's Annual 3.21 Celebration
3.21 is celebrated across the world in many different ways. DSAMT encourages you to celebrate with your friends & family on March 21st, but we invite you to celebrate all of those with something extra at our annual World Down Syndrome Awareness Day Celebration on March 23, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm at the Al Menah Shriners Temple.
This event is especially wonderful, as the program consists of performances and presentations by individuals with something extra! We will also be kicking off the Nashville Buddy Walk at this event with a HUGE announcement!
Celebrate 3-21 in style with this year's 3-21 apparel. T-shirt style available in youth sizes.
Down Syndrome Day on the Hill
On March 21, 2019 is Down Syndrome Day on the Hill. You will have the opportunity to meet with legislators and speak to them about the things that REALLY matter in our community. What better way to spend World Down Syndrome Awareness Day.
7:30am - 8:45am: DSAMT to serve breakfast to legislators in Cordell Hull 8D
9am: House Floor Session (DS families recognized and House Resolution HJR227 declaring 3-21-19 Down Syndrome Awareness Day in TN)
Please RSVP so we can help you connect with your legislator. CLICK HERE to find your legislator. We also need some self-advocates to help give legislators breakfast, so if you can help, please email Tanya@somethingextra.org.
Each year we take your photos and create a customized image (shown above) to celebrate 3.21 that you can share on social media and with friends & family. Simply send in a photo, and we'll make you a photo and post on our DSAMT Facebook page and email to you for you to share. It is a great way to spread awareness all month long! Some of these will be chosen to be printed for our table centerpieces at the celebration, too!
Down Syndrome Awareness Licence Plate Special
In celebration of 3-21-19, and because we are very close to reaching the 1,000 pre-sold goal needed to put these plates into production, DSAMT is offering buy one, get one license plates!
Paperdolls 3.21 Photography Offer
Let's celebrate this year with extraordinary Parent/Child sessions rocking blue and yellow or your favorite awareness/advocate shirts! If you want advocate shirts from LITTLEST WARRIOR APPAREL-use code 'PAPERDOLLS10' for 10% off! These will make amazing centerpieces for our 3/21 event!
Your Extraordinary session includes:
If you will want to submit one of these images for your Centerpiece for the 3/21 event, be sure and book sooner rather than later to give Stephanie Ann time to edit them so you can get them to DSAMT in time for printing.
Contact Stephanie Mullowney email@example.com for more information.
Order a pizza kit, which gives you fresh, delicious ingredients to assemble your own 3 pepperoni pizzas for just $21! Pick up this month only will be at our 3-21 Celebration on March 23rd. The best part? You will be helping to employ adults with Down syndrome as they assemble these kits for us to sell.
Spread the Word to End the Word
Help raise awareness about the hurtfulness about the r-word.
Email your OB-GYN
A core part of our mission at DSAMT is to improve the way physicans delivery the diagnosis of Down syndrome to parents. You can help by writing a letter to your OB-GYN. Many parents do this every year in celebration of 3.21, and we've created a template for you to customize. We encourage you to include a photo of your loved one, too. Please let us know if you send a letter.
Buy 3.21 John's Crazy Socks!
People celebrate 3.21 by wearing crazy socks. That's one of the reasons John loves socks so much. John designed the world's first and only Down Syndrome Awareness Socks which raise money for the National Down Syndrome Society and ACDS.
Conversations Over Tea - One Act Readings of Plays
March 21 at 6pm at the Nashville Children's Theater. A free performance of one-act plays and monologues written and performed by Borderless Arts participants under the direction of the Nashville Children's Theater. Participant performances by: Grace Dodd, Trey Howell,Austin King, Hope McKee, Erica McMurray, Maggie Perry, Collin Ransom, Morgan Vice. Funding for this program is provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.
DSAMT APP Giveaway
Each month this year, DSAMT will randomly choose one registered app user to receive a different gift. Just search for "DSAMT" Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iPhone), download the app, register and turn on notifications under settings. On March 21st, you might get the most extraordinary notification ever!
KVMP Bridge Lighting
Once again the Gateway Bridge, which you can walk across, will be lit up yellow and blue in recognition of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21, 2019. Stop by and snap a photo! (The above photo is compliments of Paperdolls Photography taken in 2017.)
Team 3-21, affiliated with Cumberland Real Estate, partners with DSAMT and redefining Real Estate with a purpose by giving back 10% of their gross commission to the Down Syndrome Association of Middle Tennessee. They don't just do this for 3.21 but EVERY MONTH, EVERY DAY! They'll be sponsoring several of our DSAMT app giveaways, but if you're looking for a realtor, give Callie or Whit Gammon a call. They'll give you the EXTRAordinary treatment.
Lelan Statom's Storm 5 WeatherKids in Honor of 3-21
Senior Meteorologist Lelan Statom will feature several students with Down syndrome on his WeatherKids Wednesday through Friday!
Here are the approximate times for WeatherKids: 5:25, 5:38, 6:15, 6,38, 7:08 & 7:22. Please note the 7am hour is run on NC5 Plus and usually re-airs at 10am. All hours can be seen on live stream on their website. Also, you can now see video of WeatherKids at NewsChannel5.com. Help us thank Mr. Statom & NewsChannel5 for helping to spread awareness!
Buddy Tap Release for DSAMT
Come celebrate World Down Syndrome Awareness Day at Kings Bluff Brewery! They will be releasing our Gov’nah ESB for the first series of their Buddy Tap. $1/pint of each pour from that tap will be donated to DSAMT.
Kings Bluff Brewery - 128 University Ave., Clarksville, Tennessee 37040
Chick-Fil-A Columbia, TN Gives Back
The Chick-Fil-A in Columbia, TN will be giving back 10% of the proceeds to DSAMT on March 21, 2019 from 5-7 pm. No flyer needed! Go and support Chick-Fil-A and DSAMT and get a great meal as well!
605 S James Campbell Blvd, Columbia, Tennessee 38401