Down Syndrome Awareness Campaign

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month and although the 3-21 Foundation works towards raising awareness all year long, October presents a unique opportunity for raising EVEN MORE awareness in our communities!  In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we have partnered with Kayu Design, a sustainable fashion accessories company to launch the Changing Faces of Beauty, our awareness initiative highlighting models with Down syndrome! Be sure to check out Kayu’s new collection of Batik hair accessories.  100% of the profits from the sale of these accessories benefit the Foundation and support our programs and services to promote the independence and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

Anna B, teen self-advocate, yoga instructor and Learning Program alum is modeling Kayu’s accessories from their signature batik fabric.  The collection includes scrunchies, headbands and bandanas.  Check out the full line-up at Kayu Design.

Anna will be leading a yoga class for Boston-area Learning Program students to highlight the importance of fitness and staying healthy. Stay tuned for more details about our upcoming Movement Adventure. You’ll have a chance to purchase these accessories at all upcoming Learning Program sessions so you can wear your support right away!

Kayu took a moment to learn more about the Foundation.  Check out their interview with our President, Julie Messina.