321 Love Your Neighbor Event

Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day

Well, that was pretty cool. On a beautiful and blustery Wednesday afternoon, we held our inaugural 321 Love Your Neighbor event to celebrate the happiest chromosome on earth on World Down Syndrome Day, Wednesday, March 21st at 3:21pm 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!), door prizes and more… but more importantly just an incredible afternoon where we were able to celebrate each and every special someone!! All for FREE! Music was provided by local budding artist Kay Gianna, kids games and entertainment provided by Bay & Bee and food provided by our friends at Pieology (Nocatee), What’s the Catch food truck, Kona Ice and more. We were honored to have a special guest appearance by world-renowned advocate, actor, author and all-around incredible man, John Franklin 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 was to get 321 people to attend (there we go again… sneaking in that whole 3-21 thing!), wearing your crazy socks and royal blue and yellow, and we’re calculating our final numbers now… but spoiler alert… it looks PROMISING!

Did you miss out on getting your 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!

Prefer a pair of Tesori Family Foundation custom socks? Easy. Just email us at tff@tesorfamilyfoundation.org and tell us how may pairs you want: they’re $20 each and they’re pretty cool. We’ll walk you through the process!

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