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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) The Hawkeye Area Down Syndrome Association is planning to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day all weekend long. The day is always first celebrated on 3/21 though because of the dates significance for the Down syndrome community. Three is the number of copies of chromosome #21 that a person with Down syndrome has. Most people have 2 #21 chromosomes.
But, this year, the association in Cedar Rapids will continue to celebrate on Saturday, March 22nd as well. HADSA is offering an afternoon of free bowling for folks with Down syndrome at Lancer Lanes in Cedar Rapids from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to attend, and folks can just come and watch if they do not wish to bowl.
HADSA is hoping to welcome new members to their group while providing support for all area families with a member who has Down syndrome. They strive to also educate families about Downs and advocate for families and individuals.
To learn more about HADSA or the event, you can contact Susan Pfeiler-Todd at hadsalA@outlook.com. Theyre also on Facebook at HADSA MOMs or their website is http://www.HADSA.org.