Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

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When the Global Down Syndrome Foundation launched its first annual fundraiser to support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, many questioned the format and the economic viability.

With the help of our International Spokesperson Quincy Jones and our Ambassadors and their families, the Foundation’s first fashion show went off like a dream. The 1,200-strong audience was impressed and truly inspired by the beauty and brilliance of our models.

Today, the annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the nation attracting more than 1,200 guests each year. It has raised $7.6 million for Down syndrome research, medical care, advocacy and education. Equally important, it has raised major awareness regarding the shocking disparity of funding for people with Down syndrome, while successfully emphasizing their abilities.

Celebrity also shows up in a big way for our cause. Each year at the event, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation presents the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award to people who have used their celebrity to help those with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Recipients include Quincy Jones, DeOndra Dixon, Timothy Shriver, Karen Gaffney, John C. McGinley, Sujeet Desai, Patrick Kennedy, Jamie Foxx, Luke Zimmerman, Kyra Phillips and Tim Harris. In addition, celebrity friends and advocates such as Beverly Johnson, Tom Arnold, Jeff Probst, Chauncey Billups, John Lynch, and Ed McCaffrey make a huge difference by showing up and cheering our models on.
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