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Chispa!-Magazine-Web Michelle Sie Whitten Has Chispa

June 27, 2016

Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten talks about challenges, opportunities, and the hardest thing she’s had to overcome.

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Altitude-Sports-Web 8th Annual Dare to Play

June 19, 2016

Self-advocates, Ed McCaffrey, Christian McCaffrey, and other participants talk about the significant impact the Dare to Play Football and Cheer camps have had in their lives.

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CBS-4-Denver-Web Christian McCaffrey Avoids Distractions, Focuses On The Football Field

June 19, 2016

A piece that highlights Christian McCaffrey’s six year involvement with Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, and his sensational, on-going college football career at Stanford University.

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Yahoo-Sports-MSN-CBS4 Ed McCaffrey’s Dare to Play Camp Benefits Global Down Syndrome Foundation

June 18, 2016

Global Down Syndrome Foundation and father-son duo Ed and Christian McCaffrey give people with Down syndrome the opportunity to play football or cheer in these yearly camps. It’s one of the best camps put on each summer by former and current Broncos.

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Broncos-TV-Web Broncos Bring Smiles to Down Syndrome Event

June 18, 2016

Broncos TV covers Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, produced in collaboration with Ed McCaffrey, Valor Christian High School, and the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Featured interviews include former professional football player Ed McCaffrey, his son, 2015 Heisman Trophy Runner-up Christian McCaffrey, and Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos Punter Britton Colquitt.

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9News-Web Denver Broncos Dare to Play Football 2016

June 18, 2016

Christian McCaffrey returns for the sixth year to dad Ed McCaffrey’s and Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps, which give individuals with Down syndrome the opportunity to learn skills and participate in a game.

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Denver-Broncos-Web McCaffrey Hosts Dare to Play Football Game

June 18, 2016

A photo gallery of the athletes in action from Global’s Dare to Play Football and Cheer Camps.

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The-Denver-Post-Web Stanford Star Christian McCaffrey Stays Grounded During the Offseason

June 18, 2016

Stanford Football star Christian McCaffrey helped at Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Dare to Cheer and Dare to Play Football Camps.

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Huffington-Post-Web Carlos Gonzalez Paired Up with Marcus Sikora for a Home Run with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

June 15, 2016

Mardra Sikora’s blog about her son, author and self-advocate Marcus Sikora, teaming up with Major League Baseball star Carlos “CarGo” González for the cover of the Spring 2016 Issue of Down Syndrome World™.

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ABC-News-Web Surrogate Mom Who Kept Baby with Down Syndrome Says Toddler Is Hitting Milestones

April 19, 2016

ABC News consulted Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten about the stigmas baby Delaney and other people with DS face, the achievements of the DS community, and the need for continued advocacy and inclusion.

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The-Villager-Newspaper-Web Celebrities Attend Global Down Syndrome I You Dance Party

April 7, 2016

Megan Bomgaars, star of A&E’s acclaimed series Born This Way, and Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Winner and Entrepreneur Tim Harris attended Global’s March 2016 I You Dance Party.

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Attitude-Live-Web Being Me: Gigi

March 24, 2016

A documentary about Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show model Gigi Cunningham, chronicling her life and her journey to become a professional model.

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Why We Should All Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day

March 21, 2016

“While it is important to celebrate all the things that people with Down syndrome can do and how similar they are to others, I would argue it is equally important to acknowledge the ongoing fight against discrimination that their differences evoke.”
– Joaquín Espinosa, Professor of Pharmacology, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director for Science, Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

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CBS4 Denver-Web Governor, Rep. Coffman Honor World Down Syndrome Day

March 19, 2016

Governor John Hickenlooper and Representative Mike Coffman joined the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, self-advocates, and their families at the Colorado Capitol for a special event in honor of World Down Syndrome Day and celebrated the announcement of $1 million in funding for Down syndrome related research.

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Denver Post-Web Aiming High

March 19, 2016

Daniel Walshe, 10, greets Governor John Hickenlooper in the rotunda of the Colorado Capitol during Global’s World Down Syndrome Day celebration.

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9NEWS Denver NBC-Web World Down Syndrome Day

March 12, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and self-advocate Michael Walters are interviewed about Down syndrome research and World Down Syndrome Day.

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CBS4 Denver-Web World Down Syndrome Day To Be Held March 21

March 12, 2016

Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate Tim Harris, discuss World Down Syndrome Day events with Mark Taylor and Chris Spear of CBS4-Denver.

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FOX31 Denver-Web Megan Bomgaars from Born This Way

March 11, 2016

Megan Bomgaars, the breakout star of A&E’s hit reality show Born This Way, and Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, talk with Chris Parente and Kathie J of FOX31-Denver about the March 11th I Love You dance party and Down Syndrome research efforts.

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9NEWS Denver NBC-Web Hugging Restaurant Owner Inspires During Denver Visit

March 11, 2016

Tim Harris, a motivational speaker, restauranteur, and self-advocate, talks about hosting Global’s March 11th I Love You dance party in Denver, and appears with Michelle Sie Whitten, President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to promote Down syndrome research and awareness.

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Denver Life Magazine-Web I LOVE YOU Dance Party Moves on In Denver

March 10, 2016

Famous faces, including Megan Bomgaars of A&E’s Born this Way and motivational speaker and restauranteur Tim Harris, host Global’s March 11th I Love You Dance Party in Denver.

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Here & Now NPR-Web Colorado Doctors Test a Promising New Alzheimer’s Drug

February 22, 2016

Dr. Huntington Potter, Research Director for the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, is looking at how genetics play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and is specifically studying people with Down syndrome for answers. From Here & Now contributor Colorado Public Radio, John Daley reports.

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ABC 13 Action News-Las Vegas Web Down Syndrome Could Be Key in Cancer Research

February 16, 2016

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa, Associate Director for Science at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, explains “Imagine for a moment there’s a group of individuals, 450,000 of them in the U.S.A., that are highly protected from cancer. Wouldn’t you want to study them to find out what is particular about them?”

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Colorado Public Radio As Boomers Age, Alzheimer’s Research Picks Up. Will A Cure Follow?

Jan. 26, 2016

People with Down syndrome, “have an extra copy of chromosome 21 and that means they have an extra copy of the main Alzheimer’s gene, which is on chromosome 21,” Huntington Potter, research director of the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, told Colorado Public Radio.

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biopharmadive Researchers probing links between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s

Jan. 25, 2016

BioPharmaDIVE gives a brief insight into the connection between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s.

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Wall Street Journal Down Syndrome Is Thought to Hold Clues to Alzheimer’s

Jan. 21, 2016

The Alzheimer’s Association, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other groups believe studying Alzheimer’s in individuals with Down syndrome may yield treatments more quickly for everyone according to this The Wall Street Journal article.

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