The Up of Down:
An Insight Into the World of
Alexander's Angels and
NYU Winthrop Hospital
March 20, 2019
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Alexander's Angels envisions a world where individuals with Down syndrome
are not defined by their disability but by their individuality.
long term goal of Alexander's Angels is to promote recognition of the often overlooked attributes of individuals with Down
syndrome by highlighting their abilities.
Alexander's Angels aims
to raise awareness outside the Down syndrome community by continuing working with local colleges, corporations, the community
at large, and with Down syndrome organizations in a collaborative effort to promote a better understanding of people with
Down syndrome by presenting the person with Down syndrome for
what he/she is, a person with feelings and abilities much like anyone else. To that end Alexander's Angels aims to organize
events that showcase to the community-at-large special talents within the Down syndrome community.
Down syndrome research
Long Island Celebrates!
Click on the logo for details on
our planned events
As part of our mission to support Down syndrome research, all funds
raised by our World Down Syndrome Day events are donated to Down syndrome research.
Down Syndrome International
selected the date for WDSD (3/21)--being the 21st day of the 3rd month-- to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy)
of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
Established by Alexander's Angels
as part of its mission to highlight abilities
of individuals with Down syndrome
All DOWNrightART Exhibitions
artists have Down syndrome
Click on the logo above or
on the picture below for details of the
6th Exhibition, March-April 2015
Gulls at Racepoint
Lighthouse, Provincetown, MA by Michael Johnson of Evanston, IL
WHAT IS DOWN SYNDROME?
Each human cell contains 23 pairs of chromosomes; one copy inherited from each parent forms a
pair for a total of 46. In Down syndrome, each cell in the body has three copies of the 21st chromosome instead
of two for a total of 47.
DOWN SYNDROME DAY
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day, a global awareness day officially observed by the United
Nations since 2012. The date was chosen by Down Syndrome International (DSI) to represent Down syndrome, the triplication
of the 21st chromosome.
OUR SPECIAL AWARENESS/FUNDRAISING PROJECT
With support from National Down Syndrome Society
October 20, 2018 Past Buddy Walks®11th - 2017 10th - 2016 9th- 2015 8th-2014 7th - 2013
The Buddy Walk® , created by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month
in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, is supported nationally by NDSS and organized
at the local level by parent support groups and other organizations, schools, and motivated individuals. Alexander's Angels, Inc. has
been the organizer of the Buddy Walk® on Long Island since its inception in 2007.
Funds raised benefit local programs and services, Down syndrome cognitive research, as well as local and national advocacy
and awareness initiative that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome. This activity, therefore, fullfills Alexander's
Angels mission to further awareness of the contributions and needs of individuals with Down syndrome and to raise funds
for advocacy, service, and research organizations.