Saturday, March 29, 2014

4/12 Family Fun Day!!!

Please join us at our 321foundation Family Fun Day 4/12 12:00PM at Wilmington University Stadium on route 40 in Bear, DE!

Get recognized on the field!
Watch a Wilmington University Soccer Game!
Face painting and other fun activities!
Cookout with us!
And as always music & dancing!

We want to see you there!


It's going to be awesome!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

321foundation World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

3/21 is World Down Syndrome Day & this year it's extra special beacuse it is our inaugural event for 321foundation.  Our goal was to have a fun, memorable experience and it ended up being so much more than that! We shared our love for people with Down syndrome and we watched as people from all over the area celebrated together.

We had 500 attendees who were people with Down syndrome, family, friends, Blue Gold buddies, teachers, businesses, other advocacy organizations, legislators, and other members of the community! It was amazing!

Thank you to our main contributors:
*BCP Smyrna
*Make A Memory Event Planning
*DJ Scarfo
*Sara Ann Garrison
*Wilmington University Men's Soccer
*Alpha Xi Delta sorority

Also a big thank you to the families & friends of 321foundation who gave thier time to make sure this event was a success. We couldn't have done it without you!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WDSD almost here and it's time to celebrate!

World Down Syndrome Day is this Friday 3/21 and we have some amazing plans! We hope you can celebrate with us or with loved ones in your part of the world!

Here's another one of our amazing WDSD videos by Kelly Ryser who rallied a campus together to show their acceptance and love! This is truly inspiring - we promise it is worth 5 minutes of your time :-)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Celebrate 2014 World Down Syndrome Day! 321foundation's 2014 WDSD video

We love the people with Down syndrome who have changed our lives for the better and made us better people. This video is dedicated to the moments that bring "happy tears" to our eyes every time we think of our favorite people with Down syndrome. Happy World Down Syndrome Day 2014!!!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

count down to World Down Syndrome Day!

Less than one week to go to World Down Syndrome Day. People are celebrating all over the world including the 321foundation's inaugural WDSD Celebration. We are so excited to share this moment of happiness with all of our friends!

If you are near Delaware be sure to attend our event on 3/21!

Here's a WDSD video we made a couple years ago to celebrate some of our favorite people!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

321foundation dispels outdated attitudes

We are excited to share that 321foundation was recently included in an article published in the Delaware News Journal and Delaware Online focusing on how people with Down syndrome are living more fulfilling lives without limits.

By Kelly Bothum from the Delaware News Journal / Delaware Online:
Like many girls her age, 7-year-old Kayla Kosmalski is rarely at a loss for words.
So when she meets someone for the first time, she's got plenty to say. She might talk about what she's learning in her second-grade class at Cedar Lane Elementary School near Middletown. She might show off a new move learned in her hip-hop class or strum a few chords on her guitar.
Or she might tell you that she was born with Down syndrome, a genetic condition that occurs when a person is born with a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.
Years ago, that diagnosis could have meant a life with diluted expectations, little social interaction and limited educational opportunities.
But that's not been the case for Kayla, who learns in a classroom that includes those with disabilities as well as those without them. She takes dance classes and swim lessons with typically abled peers and friends who see Kayla – her sunny personality, radiant good looks and loving heart – rather than an extra chromosome.
It's the kind of life Kayla's parents, Rick and Amy Kosmalski, have worked hard to give their daughter. And it's what pushes them to advocate on behalf of other families raising children with disabilities. The Kosmalskis, along with eight other families, recently formed the 321foundation, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advocate for people with Down syndrome and their loved ones.