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Down Syndrome Event

10 October 2023


The month of October has been declared National Down Syndrome Awareness Month with the objective of not only educating the public about Down syndrome and mental health but also to reduce the stigma and discrimination that persons with disabilities are often subjected to.

The theme to mark this year’s celebration is: “Empowering Dreams, Embracing Diversity”

To mark this month, Down Syndrome South Africa is hosting a “Fun Walk and Family Picnic” in
celebration of National Down Syndrome Day. It promises to be a day filled with activities to engage with
families, the public and to raise awareness.

Join us this October in celebrating the power of Pink as we welcome the release of the new Barbie Doll
with Down syndrome in South Africa.

A variety of fun activities are included, so come and enjoy time with your family and friends in the lush
gardens, while the children and young adults can look forward to some
• face painting,
• colour hair spraying
• nail painting
• cup cake decorating
• the fun walk
• lucky draws
• the power of Pink – ribbons, all in the beautiful surroundings of the gardens.

Details of the event:
When: Saturday, the 21st of October 2023
Where: National Botanical Gardens in Pretoria, 2 Cussonia Ave, Brummeria, Pretoria
GPS Co-ordinates: 28°16’19.8″E 25°44’18.2″S / Long 28.27218 Lat -25.73838
Time: 10:00 – 13:00
Dress: The Power of Pink, comfortable clothing and walking shoes, sunscreen
Entry fees: Children (baby – 17 years) – R20 and Adults (18 years and older) -R60

What to bring: Your picnic basket/blanket/camp chairs/umbrellas

NOTE: No alcohol is allowed in the Gardens.
Please note that the venue functions on a cashless system, please have your bank card handy for

For more information please contact: Annelise Boot at:


Please visit the official Government information portal for Coronavirus by clicking HERE

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