Thank you New Jersey First Lady Mary Pat Christie for your continued support of Down syndrome research on World Down Syndrome Day. Thanks to Mrs. Christie’s efforts, landmarks across the nation celebrated with blue lights, ribbons, and clothing as well as making special appearances and proclamations. Please view the photo gallery and be sure to send us any photos we may have missed.
Pennsylvania – Governor and First Lady Wolf: “Governor Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf are wearing blue in support of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day and the Light The Way Campaign to expand awareness of Down Syndrome cognition research.” Join them, and #DSLightTheWay for cognition research this #WDSD2016.
Alaska – First Lady Donna Walker: “We lit the Governor’s House blue for World Down Syndrome Day to help bring awareness for the need of inclusive environments for persons with Down syndrome and other disabilities. We all benefit from the friendships, acceptance and respect for others that develop in inclusive work, play and living communities.”
Kansas 2 – First Lady Brownback at Cedar Crest
Indiana – From First Lady Karen Pence
Kansas – Governor and First Lady Brownback: “Mary and I are happy to celebrate #WorldDownSyndromeDay at Cedar Crest, appreciating the beauty of every life. #wdsd16”
New York – Governor Andrew Cuomo: shared United Nation’s photo. On #WorldDownSyndromeDay, NY is proud to “Light the Way” on the revolutionary advances being made to empower individuals with Down syndrome.
North Carolina – http://beaufortcountynow.com/post/19733/governor-first-lady-light-the-way-for-world-down-syndrome-day.html
Massachusetts – Governor and First Lady Baker; “#ZakimBridge will shine Blue tonight, March 21, for World Down Syndrome Day. #WDSD16”
Nevada – Governor Sandoval: On @WorldDSDay NV will join nationwide celebration of the talents & achievements of persons w/ #Downsyndrome #WDSD16
Illinois – Changed Light bulbs blue in Governor’s Residence
Colorado – Illuminated State House Blue
Maryland – Governor and First Lady Hogan: “Tonight the First Lady and I joined the “Light the Way” initiative by lighting Government House blue in honor of Down Syndrome Awareness!”
Montana – Governor and First Lady Bullock: “Today is World Down Syndrome Day, and I had the honor of celebrating the many abilities, talents, and accomplishments of those with Down syndrome in Montana and… learn about their wonderful contributions to communities across the state. Thank you, Helena Industries, for inviting me to join you today.”