In light of October being Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Michelle Sie Whitten, Co-Founder and President of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and mother to a child with down syndrome, Michelle was disheartened by the lack of funding for the genetic condition and worked tirelessly to lead her organization to fund some of the most groundbreaking discoveries in Down syndrome research.
On Saturday, November 13th at 6:30PM MT, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) hosts the largest single fundraiser for Down Syndrome in the world: the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show! This year’s virtual show will feature performances by GRAMMY® Award-winning artist and philanthropist Sara Bareilles, and pro football Hall of Fame inductee and General Manager of the San Francisco 49ers John Lynch will receive the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award alongside Peruvian advocate and politician Bryan Russell Mujica.
The event will present 26 beautiful models with Down syndrome from eight states and three countries on the virtual runway. This year’s GLOBAL Ambassadors are Archie and Sevy Eicher, two siblings who were adopted from an orphanage in Bulgaria. The Fashion Show will also pay tribute to DeOndra Dixon, the beloved sister of Jamie Foxx who tragically passed away last year. GLOBAL is honoring her memory through the DeOndra Dixon Down Syndrome Research Fund, raising funds to address medical care and healthcare disparity for African-Americans with Down syndrome.
Tickets are $25 and will allow people from across the U.S. and the world to attend this award-winning, inspirational, and star-studded event! Tickets can be purchased HERE.
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