Green River Area Down Syndrome Awareness (GRADSA) traveled around Owensboro today recognizing businesses for sponsoring their organization.
The Lots of Socks movement aims to bring attention to March 21, 2018, World Down Syndrome Day. While specific socks were sold for the world-wide event, Down Syndrome supporters were encouraged to wear any crazy socks with the hope that others would ask about them, providing an opportunity to talk about World Down Syndrome Day.
GRADSA will host a World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) event Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. to noon, which they say will be a celebration of all things Down Syndrome! Collin Clarke, national speaker and body builder with Down Syndrome, will be speaking to the community about overcoming obstacles and achieving his dreams. The event, held at Owensboro Christian Church, is in celebration of WDSD, but the entire community is invited.
GRADSA will offer hair styling, exercising, stretching, crafts, and toys for individuals with Down Syndrome of all ages. Guests can enjoy an ice cream bar after Collin speaks. Following event at Owensboro Christian, the Jerry Morris cooking team will begin a fundraising cookout from noon– 2 p.m. at Shoe Stop.
GRADSA’s mission is to enable families enriched with the Down syndrome connection to share resources, build friendships, and advocate together for the future ofindividuals with Down syndrome. They are located in Owensboro, Kentucky, and serve the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster.