Down Syndrome Centre North East are holding their third annual virtual walk/run fundraiser called “321 Go Neon” to raise funds for the centre and its services on the weekend of the 26th of March 2023 – and we want this year to be bigger and brighter than before! Participants are invited to dress up in neon or colourful clothing and to walk or run 3km or 3miles over the weekend. The event is open to everyone in Ireland and abroad – why not get family and friends involved from the four corners of the world? The more the merrier! We want to create as much buzz and awareness as we can on the day so it’s a great opportunity to do so among friends, families, and communities to have a bit of fun. The brighter the better, and lots of pictures! The first 800 participants will receive a complimentary DSC North East branded Snood! Also, a free DSCNE T-shirt for anyone who is organising a group!
Please join in on the weekend of March the 26th to help raise much needed funds to continue to support the children and families that benefit from the services provided both online and at the Centre itself in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
The time and date of the event is incredibly significant to the Down Syndrome community. It is the 21st chromosome that is triplicated in Down Syndrome, hence World Down Syndrome Day takes place on 21/3 – 21st March. We are lucky to be able to mark the day itself with our Lots of Socks event taking place that day also. Lots of Socks on the 21st and our Go Neon event on the 26th. For our GoNeon event, the word NEon represents the North East and it is bright and cheerful just like the children, families and all at Team DSCNE. So please join in on March the 26th at 3pm to mark this special day and help raise much needed funds to continue to support the children and families that benefit from the services provided both online and at the Centre itself in Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.
The Down Syndrome North East Centre is a fantastic local non-profit organization which provides subsidised essential services for the Down Syndrome Community in the North East region; namely Cavan, Louth, Meath, Monaghan and surrounding areas. Currently they offer Counselling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Early Intervention groups for preschool children, Handwriting classes for school going children, musical sensory classes for babies/toddlers, baby massage courses, online talks, seminars, and workshops and much more. All of this is offered to families either for free or heavily subsidized. The whole family is invited to be part of the centre, not just the child, and they also extend their services to educators, care givers, and other professionals that work with the child.
For more information on The Down Syndrome Centre North East and to Sign up to our 321 GoNeon event, go to www.dscnortheast.ie/events. Please note it is Online registration only.
For more information on the incredible work they do to support children with Down Syndrome and their families, check out their website www.dscnortheast.ie