John C. McGinley, Kyra Phillips, John Roberts, Eric Dickerson Provide Star Power to Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show
WHAT: The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, featuring a red-carpet event with celebrities, and celebrities walking the runway with models who have Down syndrome
- News Anchors Kyra Phillips(HLN) and John Roberts(Fox)
- Tim Harris, Owner of Tim’s Place Restaurant in Albuquerque, N.M., and Self-Advocate
- John C. McGinley, Actor (“Scrubs,” “42”)
- Beverly Johnson, Supermodel, and her niece Natalie Fuller
- Eric Dickerson, Football Hall-of-Famer
- Todd Park Mohrof Big Head Todd & the Monsters
- Michelle Sie Whitten, Executive Director, Global Down Syndrome Foundation
- Dr. Huntington Potter, leading researcher on connection between Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome
- Ambassadors: Sophia Whitten, Colo.; Chase Perry, Colo.; Kate Vollbracht Winfield, Wash.; DeOndra Dixon, Cali.; and Samantha Marcia Stevens, Mass.
- Nuggets players Kenneth Faried and Ty Lawson; Miss Colorado Meg Kardos; Denver Broncos Cheerleaders
WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 28, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show begins at 5 p.m. with a cocktail reception and silent auction. At 6:15 p.m., members of the media are welcome to interview celebrities on the red carpet. 1,200 attendees will enjoy dinner, a star-studded fashion show, red-carpet interviews, and a live auction boasting a trip with the Broncos, a Hyde Park Kentucky Derby package, a private trip to Positano and other exciting items. Mohr’s performance will close out a fast-paced, entertainment-filled evening.
WHY: Down syndrome is the least-funded genetic condition by the National Institutes of Health. The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, the largest single fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrome, aims to change this statistic. Last year’s event raised $1.5 million, and the funds help support the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the first academic home focused on improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research and medical care.
MEDIA CONTACT: Anca Elena Call