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March 21 is World Downs Syndrome Day.  Downs syndrome is a genetic disorder in which the person has 3 copies of chromosome 21 instead of two copies.  The Centers for Disease Control has estimated the frequency of Downs Syndrome in the US is 1 in 691 live births.  Aside from celebrating those living with this genetic disorder, 3-21 Day also raises awareness to the need for more research.

 

On Quad Cities Today, First Alert Meteorologist Greg Dutra interviewed a board member with the Quad Cities location of Gigi's Playhouse.  The organization works with families with children with Downs Syndrome.

Watch the interview here a www.kwqc.com/video

And learn more about World Downs Syndrome Day and Gigi's Playhouse at the links below.

http://www.worlddownsyndromeday.org/

http://gigisplayhouse.org/quadcities/

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