On Saturday, November 2, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) raised a record breaking $2.5 million at their Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The star-studded event, now in its 11th year, included was attended by A-List celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Amanda Booth, Henry Winkler, Laura Linney, Eric Dane, and John C. McGinley.
After 22 brilliant models who happen to have Down syndrome rocked the runway, Quincy Jones himself helped present the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards (Q-Award) to supermodel Amanda Booth, who is also a mother to Micah who happens to have Down syndrome, and TV star and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars.
As the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world, the BBBY fashion show has now raised a cumulative $20 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. Learn more here at https://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/