321 LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR EVENT
Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day
Well, that was pretty cool. On a beautiful and blustery Wednesday afternoon, March 21, 2018 at 3:21 pm, we held our inaugural 321 Love Your Neighbor event to celebrate the happiest chromosome on earth on World Down Syndrome Day at Collage Day School!
Hosted by the Tesori’s dear friend and favorite local news personality Nikki Kimbleton, this FREE community awareness event featured activities for the kiddos, food for everyone, guests sharing 21 facts and myths about Down syndrome (genetically identified as 3 copies of the 21st chromosome — see, we gave that to you for free!)… but more importantly just an incredible afternoon where we had the opportunity to celebrate each and every special someone!! All for FREE!
We are thrilled to announce that we far exceeded our goal for participants last year, so we’ve moved locations to The Church of Eleven22’s Baymeadows Campus, the Tesori family’s home church family, to accommodate even more people in this joyous celebration! And even better yet, we will be joined again by everyone’s favorite speaker, world-renowned advocate, actor, author and all-around incredible man, John Franklin “Frank” Stephens who has most recently been recognized for his poignant and moving address to Congress on the topic of Down syndrome research where he enthusiastically proclaimed “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living!”.
Our goal last year was to get 321 people to attend (there we go again… sneaking in that whole 3-21 thing!), wearing their crazy socks and royal blue and yellow (both synonymous with Down syndrome awareness) and since we blew that number out of the water, we’re hoping for at least 1,321 in attendance in only our second annual event! JOIN US!
Oh, and don’t have a pair of crazy socks? Don’t worry, our friend John’s got you covered! To order your socks, visit www.JohnsCrazySocks.com and use discount code ISAIAH at checkout to receive 10% off your order!