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Down Syndrome Awareness Month
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October is Uniquely Me for Down syndrome society
It’s time to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month and across Alberta, there is a unique
way to go about it.
Starting Saturday, the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (EDSS) is sharing the stories and
dreams of individuals born with Down syndrome on Uniquely Me TV – The Power of X in XXI. It
all begins at 10 a.m. on CTV.
“In this our tenth anniversary, we take viewers on a journey from baking French pastries at
MacEwan University to grain farming in southern Alberta and the hockey home of Joey Moss,”
says Alan Clay, Executive Director of the society, which serves families in the Greater
Edmonton Area and beyond to the Northwest Territories and internationally in East Africa,
Japan, and the Congo.
October was designated as Down Syndrome Awareness Month in the 1980s and has been
recognized every October since. The date for World Down Syndrome Day – March 21 – is a
global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. It was selected to
signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21 st chromosome which causes Down
For the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society, we have the sequel to Uniquely Me TV airing every
Saturday morning during October. It’s a really big show and features 30 minutes of compelling
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