Dove Centre is challenging you Lakeland to Rock your Socks and “out-sock” them on March 20, 2020 for World Down Syndrome Day!

 What is World Down Syndrome Day and why do people wear mismatched socks?

The United Nations has been observing World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) since 2012, as a means of raising awareness. Down Syndrome, also known as trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder which is caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21. The extra chromosome occurs by chance.

The website of Down’s Syndrome Scotland further suggests how the chromosome looks like a sock, thus giving birth to the idea of a worldwide “Lots of Socks” campaign.

March 21, 2020 is World Down Syndrome Day and this year’s theme is “We Decide”. The focus for this theme is that all people with Down Syndrome should have full participation in decision making about matters relating to, or affecting, their lives.

As March 21, 2020 falls on a Saturday, Dove Centre will be bringing awareness of World Down Syndrome Day on Friday, March 20, 2020.

We want to see your photos of mismatched socks, so if you would like to be featured on our social media you can send us photos to, private message or share to our Facebook Page Dove Centre, or tag us in your photos! We want to see the Lakeland Rock their Socks!