March is Trisomy Awareness Month. March is the 3rd month of the year so it seems fitting that it would be the month chosen to raise awareness and education about Trisomy conditions. A trisomy condition is a genetic condition where there is an extra copy of a chromosome. Your body has 23 pairs of chromosomes, which equals 46 total chromosomes. A person gets half of its chromosomes from each of their parents. When your body has an extra copy of a chromosome (trisomy), your body has 47 total chromosomes. Trisomy can result in a full-term baby but most often causes a miscarriage during the first three months of pregnancy.

Different days of the month of March are dedicated to specific Trisomy conditions, like March 13 for Patau syndrome, March 18 for Edwards syndrome, and March 21 for Downs syndrome. During Trisomy Awareness Month we along with other agencies and organizations raise awareness about these conditions and the many challenges individuals and their families might face.

For the E.WE Foundation, Trisomy Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about Trisomy 18. We are committed to sharing resources and support to ensure families have equitable access to the services they need. Trisomy Awareness Month is also an opportunity for us to celebrate children who are living with Trisomy 18 and to remember children who are no longer with us.

Join our cause. Help us raise awareness about Trisomy 18 by sharing the E.WE Foundation on social media and with your colleagues, family, and friends. You can also support our awareness efforts by donating to the E.WE Foundation. 100% of your gift supports our efforts of advocacy and education.

Join us on March 28th for an exclusive Trisomy Awareness Month Being Rare Podcast episode! Hear from Sonny Mullen, Help Hope Live and Dr. Deborah Bruns, TRIS Project about how their work can positively impact Trisomy families.