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Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2015 in Wheaton

If your family member has Down Syndrome, take advantage of this great offer!
Marquiz Salon & Spa/Photo taken by Melissa L. Stoneburner

Special needs used to be something hidden; something not discussed because people would judge. As medical professionals delved into the various types of special needs, their discoveries helped individuals and their families to be able to feel part of communities everywhere. Thankfully those discoveries have helped the general public even embrace specific issues and help raise awareness about them.

Tomorrow the town of Wheaton, Illinois, will be celebrating Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2014. For those of you that are unaware of how Down Syndrome comes about in a person, it is when that person has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21. When this occurs, there are several physical traits that are altered, including low muscle tone, small stature, an upward slant to the eyes and a single deep crease across the center of the palm. These are generalities. Each person that has Down Syndrome is unique like you and me so they may possess some or all of these physical traits but each could be altered by different degrees of appearance.

If you have not had the pleasure of being around these special people, you are missing out! People with Down Syndrome are the most loving, accepting and non-judgmental people that have ever existed!

To celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Day 2014, the Marquiz Salon & Spa will be offering a day of FREE salon services for children and adults with Down Syndrome. The owners of the salon are proud to give back – especially since they know the ups and downs of having a family member with Down Syndrome. That is why they are reaching out to the community of people with Down Syndrome.

Friday, August 22nd is the day between the hours of 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. Marquiz Salon & Spa will be scheduling appointments for this special event, so please get in on the action by calling 630.653.5256. You can schedule a haircut, manicure and/or pedicure for your loved one with Down Syndrome.

Because they want this day to be very special indeed, there will be snacks and beverages for all participants to enjoy. This is a day to celebrate and you will not want your loved one to miss out so call soon before all time slots fill up.

Marquiz Salon & Spa is located at 222 West Front Street in Downtown Wheaton. Go to for more information about the organization or phone them at 630.653.5256.

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