#LotsofSocks: Lancer Media raises awareness for World Down Syndrome Day


Natalie Rebetsky

#LotsofSocks: Mrs. Rebetsky shows of her striped socks for World Down Syndrome Day.

by Elizabeth Rajnik, Editor-in-Chief

March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day dedicated to advocating for the rights and inclusion of people with Down Syndrome.

 The #LotsofSocks campaign gives people an opportunity to be involved on World Down Syndrome Day. Since socks are shaped similar to chromosomes, we wear crazy socks to celebrate those with an extra chromosome.

Will you join LHS in raising awareness and support? To participate, grab your favorite pair of crazy socks (or mis-matched), snap a picture and tag #LotsofSocks on social media!

This year, Lancer Media participated in World Down Syndrome Day by wearing #LotsofSocks! Check out our sock pictures and get inspiration for your choice of crazy socks.

Mrs. Rebetsky’s favorite “I am amazing” socks. (Natalie Rebetsky)


Down Syndrome, or Trisomy 21, is a genetic disorder caused by the abnormal cell division of the 21st chromosome. This could result in a full or partial copy of the chromosome. 

The extra genetic material develops the common characteristics of Down Syndrome. A few of these physical traits include low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant of the eyes, a shorter neck, and small hands and feet. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Down Syndrome is the most common chromosomal condition. One in every 700 babies are born with Down Syndrome.