Temecula to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

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TEMECULA – World Down Syndrome Day is observed annually March 21. This day was chosen to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form.

Temecula will host a celebration in recognition of Down Syndrome Awareness at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at City Hall, 41000 Main St. At this early evening gathering, individuals and families with Down syndrome participate in activities to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

“2020 is the year of #TemeculaFUN with a focus on family and friends, and this will be a wonderful family-friendly event that celebrates the positive and rewarding contributions those with Down syndrome make in our hometown and around the world,” Temecula Mayor James “Stew” Stewart said. “When I see an individual with Down syndrome, especially in the workplace, I can’t help but smile and think ‘right on!’ as their unique and happy influence inspires us all.”

Temecula City Council member Mike Naggar said, “I’m very proud of the efforts we have taken to make Temecula and our surrounding communities more inclusive. I hope you will join us as we celebrate and embrace those we love with Down syndrome. It will be a fun evening as High Hopes performers kick off the night.”

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day at City Hall with special guests and performances by the High Hopes Dance Program. For more information, contact the Temecula Community Services Department at (951) 694-6464.

Submitted by city of Temecula.