The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s marquee fundraiser, Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show will take place on Saturday, September 28 at the Sheraton Downtown Denver. The evening honors celebrities such as Quincy Jones and Jamie Foxx, as well as self-advocates DeOndra Dixon (sister of Jamie Foxx), Luke Zimmerman (actor), and Karen Gaffney (a swimmer and the first person with Down syndrome to receive an honorary degree from the University of Oregon). The annual event attracts more than 1,200 guests, and has raised over $3 million for medical care, research, advocacy and education. The highlight of the evening is a fashion show featuring guest models with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
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