Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Wins 4 ICON Awards

ICON AwardsThe Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s hallmark fundraiser and inspiring awareness-builder, the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, won big at the ICON Awards held at the Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel on March 1, garnering four ICONs, including the People’s Choice Best Overall Event over $75,000. The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s fashion show also received People’s Choice honors for Best Invitation, Best Entertainment Concept and Execution, and Best Social Event Produced for a Nonprofit.

The ICON Awards recognize event excellence in Colorado and were established by Terry Vitale in 2000 as a celebration of the event trade in Colorado. One of Vitale’s publications, Colorado Expression Magazine, organizes the national panel of judges and the ICON Award gala every year. This is the third consecutive year for the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show to receive an ICON Award for Best Overall Event.

“We are so grateful to the judges and to our professional community for acknowledging our hard work and the unique event Global is able to produce each year. Our ICON Awards are really a testament to our models with Down syndrome who can rock your world and inspire you to be better people all in one night,” said Michelle Sie Whitten, Executive Director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. “The ICON Awards are also meaningful as a testament to my hardworking staff and the amazing Event Committee and volunteers we have. At the end of the day, we couldn’t be more thankful for being recognized for raising awareness and critical, sometimes lifesaving funds for the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome.”

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