The Up of Down: An Insight
Into The World of Down Syndrome A symposium Established by Alexander's Angels in 2007 as part of its mission to further awareness of the contributions
and needs of individuals with Down syndrome Click on the picture for
WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME?
Each human cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes; one copy inherited from each parent forms a
pair for a total of 46. In Down syndrome, each cell in the body has three copies of the 21st chromosome instead
of two for a total of 47.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day officially
observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date was chosen by Down Syndrome International (DSI) to represent Down
syndrome, the triplication of the 21st chromosome.
To further awareness of the contributions and needs of individuals with Down syndrome
and to raise funds for advocacy, service, and research organizations.
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our celebrations over the years
As part of our mission to support Down syndrome resrearch, all funds raised by these
events are donated to Down syndrome research.
Down Syndrome International selected the date for
WDSD (3/21)--being the 21st day of the 3rd month-- to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome
which causes Down syndrome.
Established by Alexander's Angels
as part of its mission to highlight abilities
of individuals with Down syndrome
All DOWNrightART Exhibitions
artists have Down syndrome
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on the picture below for details of the
6th Exhibition, March-April 2015
Gulls at Racepoint
Lighthouse, Provincetown, MA by Michael Johnson of Evanston, IL
Alexander's Angels envisions a world where individuals with Down syndrome
are not defined by their disability but by their individuality.
long term goal of Alexander's Angels is to promote recognition of the often overlooked attributes of individuals with Down
syndrome by highlighting their abilities.
Alexander's Angels aims
to raise awareness outside the Down syndrome community by continuing working with local colleges and with Down syndrome organizations
in a collaborative effort to promote a better understanding of people with Down syndrome by presenting the person with Down syndrome for what he/she is, a person with feelings and abilities much like anyone
else. To that end Alexander's Angels aims to organize events that showcase to the community-at-large special talents
within the Down syndrome community.
OUR SPECIAL AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING PROJECT
With support from National Down Syndrome Society
Saturday, October 10, 2015 Past Buddy Walks®8th-2014 7th-2013
The Buddy Walk® , created by the National
Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion
of people with Down syndrome, is supported nationally by NDSS and organized at the local level by parent support groups and
other organizations, schools, and motivated individuals. Alexander's Angels, Inc. has been
the organizer of the Buddy Walk® on Long Island since its inception in 2007. Funds
raised benefit local programs and services, Down syndrome cognitive research, as well as local and national advocacy and awareness
initiative that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome. This activity, therefore, fullfills Alexander's Angels mission to further
awareness of the contributions and needs of individuals with Down syndrome and to raise funds for advocacy, service, and research