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media-logos-9news 9News , and Colorado & Company showcase the spirit of Global’s DTP Football and Cheer Camp

June 17, 2017 

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer camp had early coverage from 9news’ Colorado & Company. Global President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten along with Global Ambassador Clarissa Capuano represented the camp, Clarissa even showcased her favorite cheer on live TV! 9News also joined Global on game day.

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denverpost Dare to Play Football and Cheer camp featured by lead Bronco and NFL writer

June 17, 2017

The Denver Post lead Broncos and NFL writer Nicki Jhabvala highlights how Global’s DTP Football and Cheer Camp raises awareness and funds for Down syndrome research and care. The indepth article cheers on the celebrity football coaches– Brandon Stokley, Tyler Polumbus, Todd Davis, and Shaquil Barrett– who all helped make game day one to never forget!

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CBS-4-Denver-Web CBS4 supports Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Program

June 17, 2017

The coverage of Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer program began a week before kick off. The Perry family woke up early to represent Global on CBS4 for a morning interview to talk about their experience with the camp, especially player Chase who showed the newsteam his touchdown dance. CBS4 also covered game day calling it a “football camp like no other.”

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22-denver-business-journal Global team welcomes dynamic Chief Development Officer 

June 05, 2017

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Chief Development Officer Jennifer Hendrick returns to her native Colorado to join Global from Advocate Charitable Foundation in Chicago. Hendrick, Global’s first CDO, is tasked with launching a comprehensive campaign to ensure the sustainability and success of Global.

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media-logos-9news How studying those with Down syndrome gives us hope for Alzheimer’s 

May 22, 2017

In a 30 minute special the 9news team explores the work being done in Colorado on Alzheimer’s. The piece features work being done by Dr. Huntington Potter, Director of Alzheimer’s Disease Programs at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome — a Global affiliate — , and Director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center. 

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media-logos-9news Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Program showcased on 9News 

May 19, 2017

Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself dancers shared not only their ballet skills with 9news, but how the program helps the dancers with Down syndrome build strength, stability, and most importantly confidence. In her interview, Global President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten shares her excitement for the BBBY Spring dance performance. 

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 denverpost Former Sie Center physical therapist private practice thriving

May 08, 2017

Sarah Mann, doctor of physical therapy and manager of Mann Method PT and Fitness, has been working with adults with Down syndrome since 2004. After receiving her doctor of physical therapy degree in 2012 from the University of Colorado, Anschutz, she worked at the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital until 2015. The talented physical therapist then transitioned to a private practice to increase access to specialized PT services for adults and children with developmental disabilities. The Denver Post highlights Mann’s flourishing business that’s changing lives. 

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Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Ambassador recognized in The Huffington Post 

May 08, 2017

Mardra Sikora shares her life-experiences alongside her son Marcus Sikora, the 2017 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Ambassador, in an article in The Huffington Post. The mother, author, speaker, and advocate talks about her and Marcus’ adventures through life, like the day Marcus was born and about the time the both of them spoke at the United Nations on World Down Syndrome Day. 

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Hockey player’s helmet raises $6K for Global 

April 07, 2017

Bloomington Thunder goalie Logan Halladay specially designed a helmet with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation logo on it. He held a season-long raffle for the helmet and raised $6,120 for Global. A huge thank you to Logan and the Thunder! 

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Illinois hockey player dedicates mask to Global’s mission

April 04, 2017

Global’s mission is brought to life every time Logan Halladay hits the ice with the Bloomington Thunder hockey team. The goalie put the Global logo on his mask to advocate for people with Down syndrome. 25 News Today sat down with Halladay to learn more about his goalie mask and why he dedicated it to Global.

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Rockin’ that extra chromosome on World Down Syndrome Day

March 29, 2017

The excitement of Global’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration was captured on the front page of The Villager. The article showcases pictures of Global’s President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten and her daughter Sophia, as well as group photos including Governor John Hickenlooper. 

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Telemundo Denver celebrates Global’s WDSD event

March 21, 2017

Global’s celebration for World Down Syndrome Day at the Colorado Capital has been mentioned in multiple newspapers and on-air with television stations throughout Colorado. Telemundo Denver was able to capture all the excitement of the event and interviewed an attendee.

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For the First Time Uganda Celebrates World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2017

While World Down Syndrome Day has been recognized widely internationally, Uganda participated formally for the first time in 2017. Celebrations are taking place as part of a growing movement to better provide resources and support for persons with Down syndrome in Uganda. In 2016, Global and The Global Livingston Institute announced a major joint initiative to map existing resources and services available to persons with Down syndrome, and their caretakers, living in Uganda.

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The Villager captures Global’s excitement for 3 ICON award wins 

March 21, 2017

The Villager captured Global President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten , and Global team members Anca Elena Call, Martha Cronen and Ashley Sparhawk alongside self-advocate Elyssa at the 2017 ICON awards. Global took home 3 awards that evening, which include Best Overall Event, Best Entertainment Concept & Execution, and Best Invitation.

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Global board member John C. McGinley stars in WDSD video that’s making headlines across the world 

March 21, 2017

From the US to Italy, even to Poland, John C. McGinley—a Global board member— is being recognized across the world for his role in a World Down Syndrome Day video called “Not Special Needs.” The video addresses the “special needs” issue directly by humorously pointing out needs that would really be special — like eating a dinosaur egg, wearing a giant suit of armor to buy groceries, or getting a back massage from a cat. McGinley’s role in the video was mentioned in AdWeek, Huffington Post Poland, La Rosa Rosa Online, and Genova Post.

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Fox31 Supports Global on World Down Syndrome Day 

March 21, 2017

Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Dee Daniels, Program Director of Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital, and Beth Burczyk joined Fox31 to share how everyone can get involved with WDSD.

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9News features Global’s Petition of Support for more funding for Down syndrome research

March 19, 2017

In honor of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, Global President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten, along with her daughter Sophia Whitten, and Sophia’s classmate Addie Boyer all sat down with 9News to discuss Global’s Petition of Support for more funding for Down syndrome research. Sophia and Addie explain why their class was involved in gathering signatures.

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Global shares excitement and importance of WDSD with CBS 4

March 19, 2017

Dr. Tom Blumenthal, executive director for the Linda Crnic Institute – a Global affiliate, and Global President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten discuss the importance of World Down Syndrome Day and the details of Global’s WDSD event on March 21 with CBS 4.

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Global photograph at ICON awards lights up The Denver Post

March 18, 2017

In an article about the ICON awards, The Denver Post included a photo of Global team members from the celebration. At the awards Global won Best Overall Event, Best Entertainment Concept & Execution, and Best Invitation.

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Global Board Member John C. McGinley shows support for WDSD video in The Huffington Post Italy

March 18, 2017

Global Board Member John C. McGinley is recognized in a Huffington Post Italy article for his role in and support of a new World Down Syndrome Day video called #NotSpecialNeeds. The PSA created by CoorDown — Italy’s national organization for people with Down syndrome — examines the term “special needs” and highlights how the needs of people with Down syndrome are more alike than different.

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Global’s Dare to Play Programs featured in national magazine

March 16, 2017

Global’s Dare to Play (DTP) life skills camps take center stage in the Spring 2017 issue of the magazine The Delta of Sigma Nu. The front cover article features the positive and lasting impacts DTP programs have on participants and the community at large. 

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CNN features Global Scientist

March 9, 2017

Doctor Huntington Potter, Director of Alzheimer’s Research at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, and the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center— two Global affiliates— underscores a catastrophic world future if we don’t cure Alzheimer’s. 

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The Joy of watching ‘Lovebirds’ William and Lynda

February 19, 2017

An increasing number of people are coming to realize that individuals with Down syndrome can do anything anyone else can do, including falling in love. In this article two ‘lovebirds’ bring to life Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s perspective that people with Down syndrome are more like typical people than they are different.

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voice-america-logo Disability Matters

February 7, 2017

Global Down Syndrome Foundation founder and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten guests stars on the talk show ‘Disability Matters’ with host Joyce Bender to discuss employment and empowerment of people with Down syndrome.

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logo Mary Ann Allen: My Friend Lovey

January 23, 2017

Crnic Institute Sie Post-Doctoral Fellow Mary Ann Allen shares how a childhood friendship inspired her to research Down syndrome and look for similarities rather than differences.

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