GLOBAL’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Raised $1.9 million and
attracted over 2,500 attendees from 40 states and 14 countries
On Saturday, November 14, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) raised a record breaking $1.9 million at their Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, the star-studded virtual event, now in its 13th year, included was attended by A-List celebrities like Sara Bareilles, Caterina Scorsone, Jeff Probst, Quincy Jones, Ronnie & Shamari DeVoe, Denver Broncos Brandon McManus, Amanda Booth, Zack Gottsagen, John C. McGinley, Beverly Johnson and more.
The Fashion Show also paid tribute to the late DeOndra Dixon the beloved sister of Jamie Foxx who tragically passed away last year. GLOBAL continues to honor her memory through the DeOndra Dixon Down Syndrome Research Fund, which raises funds to address medical care and healthcare disparity outcomes for African Americans with Down syndrome.
27 brilliant models who happen to have Down syndrome rocked the “virtual runway,” which included special performances from Grammy Winner, Sara Bareilles with her iconic hits “Brave” and “I Choose You.” She also shared the personal story of her uncle Brian, with whom she was very closed to and who happened to have Down syndrome.
As the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world, the BBBY fashion show has now raised a cumulative $24 million. Proceeds from the event help underwrite life-changing and life-saving research and medical care at Global’s affiliates — the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
About Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GLOBAL) is the largest non-profit 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 supporting over 400 scientists and over 2,000 patients with Down syndrome from 33 states and 10 countries. Working closely with Congress and the National Institutes of Health, GLOBAL is the lead advocacy organization in the U.S. for Down syndrome research and medical care. GLOBAL has a membership of over 150 Down syndrome organizations worldwide and is part of a network of Affiliates – the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the Sie Center for Down Syndrome, and the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center – all on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
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