World Down Syndrome Day
Celebrated on 21 March annually, World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global event to raise awareness and exemplify the abilities of persons with Down syndrome. The 21st day of March was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
On this day, we encourage everyone to wear odd socks to show their support for the Down syndrome community. Odd socks were chosen as a symbol for WDSD because chromosomes are shaped like socks, and those with Down syndrome have an extra chromosome.
In Singapore, WDSD is celebrated with a Community Walk and a Family Carnival.
25th Anniversary Mystique Event
Day & Date: 2 October 2021
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Guest-of-Honour: President Halimah Yacob
DSA’s annual Mystique event is the association’s signature fundraising event, where the funds raised will go towards sustaining the programs and services to our beneficiaries with Down syndrome and their families.
To commemorate our Silver Jubilee, we are bringing you a special edition of our perennial Mystique Charity Gala Event. This year’s Mystique will be broadcast ‘live’ with the ceremony and performances packaged into a 1-hour extravaganza.
Join us in uplifting the lives of children and adults with Down syndrome.