The world’s largest fundraiser for Down Syndrome to help

Denver, CO, June 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) announced celebrities Caterina Scorsone i John C. McGinley will attend the annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show, the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world. In his 14th The award-winning event will be held in person on Saturday, November 12, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Revenues benefit GLOBAL’s research and life-saving and transformative medical care.

This year, an inspiring event will honor the GLOBAL Ambassador Micah Quinones, a young model who happens to have a double diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. He is the son of a supermodel, actress and GLOBAL spokesperson and chair of the 2022 Event. Amanda Boothand creative director and brand strategist Mike Quinones. At just eight years old, Micah was already introduced along with his parents People Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Parents, and other national media and has modeled for fashion companies like Dôen.

“I’m excited to host this year’s fashion show and I’m so proud to see Micah honored as a GLOBAL ambassador,” says Amanda Booth. “Our family has been part of the GLOBAL family for 8 years, and we are thrilled with what Michelle and the GLOBAL team have achieved for our children and adults with Down Syndrome. They prolong life and improve health, so I hope that this year we will break all kinds of records! ”

Award-winning Grey’s Anatomy star Eric Dane and Author and self-advocate David Egan will get the biggest part of GLOBAL – the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. Previous recipients include Jamie Foxx, Caterina Scorsone, Colin Farrell, John C. McGinley, Eva Longoria, Kyra Phillipsi Beverly Johnson.

Eric Dane is best known for his role as Dr. Mark Sloan in the ABC hit drama series, Gray’s anatomy, for which he won the Film Actors Association Award and was nominated for the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Actor on Cable Television. He has also acted in popular films such as Valentine’s Day i burlesque, and TV shows including The last ship and, more recently, highly regarded Euphoria. Dane is an active philanthropist and a longtime supporter of GLOBAL and the Down Syndrome community.

David Egan is a successful athlete, author, public speaker, and lifelong advocate for people with Down syndrome. He has served as the international global spokesman for Special Olympics Sargent Shriver and public policy associate Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., and is an active participant in research and working with a consortium of the National Institute of Down Syndrome Health. Egan has led several GLOBAL research symposia and is a member of the GLOBAL Acceptance Gala Committee. He recently published his first book, More similar than different: My life with Down syndrome, which has been a success with both critics and audiences.

“We’ve lost a lot of people with Down Syndrome to COVID in the last two years, so we’re thrilled to have turned this corner and come back with our most magical Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show,” he says. Michelle You Whitten, GLOBAL President and CEO. “We are deeply grateful to all those who supported us during the pandemic, and we are proud to have protected so many lives and to know that our government’s advocacy and research contribute to prolonging lives and improving health outcomes.” Personally, I can’t wait to watch our models rock that runway! ”

GLOBAL’s efforts to advocate and lobby in Congress and access National Institutes of Health (NIH) have resulted in an unprecedented increase in the national budget for Down syndrome research, from $ 27 million in 2016 to $ 115 million in 2022.

Proceeds from the Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show support the important work of GLOBAL and its GLOBAL affiliates, including a team of over 200 scientists working on groundbreaking life-saving research in Linda Crnić Institute for Down Syndrome i CU Alzheimer & Cognition Centerand a dream team of medical professionals who provide excellent medical care to over 2,200 patients from 33 countries and 10 Anna and John J. Sie Center at Colorado Children’s Hospital.

Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show presents 20+ brilliant and beautiful models with Down syndrome, Hollywood celebrities, renowned athletes and philanthropists from all over the world who join GLOBAL every year to be inspired and raise funds for people with Down syndrome.

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About the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) is the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. working to save lives and dramatically improve health outcomes for people with Down Syndrome. GLOBAL has donated more than $ 32 million to establish the first Down Syndrome Research Institute, which supports over 200 scientists and over 2,200 Down Syndrome patients from 33 countries and 10 countries. In close collaboration with Congress and the National Institutes of Health, GLOBAL is a leading advocacy organization for research and care for Down syndrome in the United States. GLOBAL has membership in over 120 organizations for Down Syndrome worldwide, and is part of a network of affiliates – the Black Institute for Down Syndrome, the Sie Center for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and the Cognition Center – all at Anschutz Medical Campus.

GLOBAL’s widespread medical publications include Global guidelines for medical care for adults with Down syndrome, Prenatal testing and information about Down syndromeand an award-winning magazine A world with Down syndromeTM. GLOBAL also organizes Be beautiful Be your own fashion show, the largest fundraising campaign for Down syndrome in the world. Visit and follow us on social media (Facebook & Twitter: @GDSFoundation, Instagram: @globaldownsyndrome).

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