In recognition of World Down Syndrome Day which takes place annually on March 21, staff and students from the Babylon School District recently came together to host a “Rock Your Socks” event which celebrated the unique qualities that everyone brings to school on a daily basis.
This year, the Babylon School District partnered with Café Europa, who created sock-shaped pizzas for the special day. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the pizza sales were donated to the Babylon Buddies, who in turn will donate the proceeds to The Association for Children with Down Syndrome.
The date for WDSD was strategically chosen to take place on the 21st day of the year’s third month, as it signifies the uniqueness of the trisomy of the 21st chromosome which causes Down Syndrome. This day of awareness has been recognized by the United Nations since 2012.
Photo courtesy of the Babylon School District