Governor Issues Proclamation for Down Syndrome

Governor Rick Scott (best generic pic)
Posted at 9:55 PM, Mar 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-16 18:05:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL. (WTXL) - Governor Rick Scott issues a proclamation declaring Down Syndrome Awareness Week in Florida from March 16-20th.

Florida will be joining New Jersey's 2015 Light the Way campaign this week. The Florida Governor's Mansion will be lit blue on the evening of Saturday, March 21, 2015 in recognition of Down syndrome cognitive research.

This week, families and health-care workers across Florida are encouraged to share their own research, knowledge and experiences with the public in order to raise awareness and encourage further research about one of the world's most common chromosomal conditions, also known as Trisomy 21.