Friends of Down Syndrome, Houston
World Down Syndrome Day Celebration

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), which began in 2006 in Switzerland, and is observed on 21st day of March every year, people with Down syndrome and those who work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well being of people with Down syndrome.  This date (March 21st) was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome that causes Down syndrome.

Our teens and adults with Down syndrome wanted to have the opportunity to celebrate their achievements at a fun, magical, and elegant formal evening event with their family and friends.

We wanted them to learn proper etiquette and waltzing at a formal event.  Therefore each Candidate is required to attend etiquette classes and waltz lessons conducted by the Tomball Memorial High School NJROTC Cadets, which are held on Saturdays beginning in January from 10:00am–Noon at the Down Syndrome Academy.  The 2019 class dates will be announced in the beginning of January

We wanted our loved ones with Down syndrome to learn the many valuable life lessons and choices that Cinderella’s fable teaches.


Crowning Ceremony for Cinderella and Prince Charming

Our 2019 Sponsors
Our Fundraising Goal


29 Team Captains

64 Candidates
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Highlights from 2019 Cinderella Ball
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