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John and Mark X. Cronin Give Keynote Address for the Fun and Feisty Caregivers Summit

John and Mark X. Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, gave the keynote address to kick off the Fun and Feisty Caregivers Summit. This virtual event is meant to honor, empower, and provide invaluable support to all caregivers. John and Mark gave a talk highlighting the possibilities in each of us and especially in people with differing abilities and spoke of the hope for a better life for people with differing abilities. 

John and Mark and the Fun and Feisty Caregivers Summit Logo

Katy Kaumeyer, one of the co-founders of the Summit told John and Mark, “We are so excited to have you two joining us, thank you! Your talk is so inspirational and uplifting!” 

The Fun and Feisty Caregivers Summit 

This groundbreaking conference is a celebration of the extraordinary individuals who dedicate themselves to caring for others and it aims to equip them with knowledge, resources, and a supportive community. 

Poster for the Fun and Feisty Caregiver's Summit

The organizers, Katy Kaumeyer and Michelle Slaney-Trovato believe it is essential to equip caregivers with knowledge, community, and the tools they need to thrive. 

The Summit offers the opportunity to: 

  • Connect with a community of fellow caregivers who understand and appreciate your journey.
  • Access a treasure trove of resources and information to bolster your caregiving efforts.
  • Be inspired and empowered by speakers who share their expertise and experiences. 

Details about the Fun and Feisty Caregivers Summit 

Keynote and Event Speakers 

You can have John and Mark speak to your organization or school. They share their entrepreneurial story of how a young man with Down syndrome together with his father created what is today the world’s largest sock store with a mission to spread happiness. Their speaking engagements bring laughter, tears and inspire people to see what is possible for each of us to achieve. They have spoken in person at events across Canada, the United States and Mexico and virtually at events around the world. They have spoken at events for Microsoft, EY, Bank of America, the Special Olympics, and the National Down Syndrome Society, among others. 

If you would like John and Mark to speak at your event, please visit the speaker’s pages at our website or contact them at

John and Mark speaking at an event

About John’s Crazy Socks 

John’s Crazy Socks was inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks—what he calls his “crazy socks.” He and his father, Mark X. Cronin, started the company as a social enterprise with a mission of Spreading Happiness™. With more than 4,000 socks, John’s Crazy Socks is now the world’s largest sock store. More than half their employees have a differing ability, and their Giving Back program has raised over $640,000 for charity partners like the Special Olympics, the National Down Syndrome Society, and the Autism Society of America. Most of all, they are Spreading Happiness™. 

For more information about John’s Crazy Socks, visit our webpage, Facebook page, Instagram account, TikTok or YouTube channel. You can also contact us at 631-760-5625 or via email at


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