2014 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Global Down Syndrome Foundation DC Gala

Be Beautiful Be Yourself Global Down Syndrome Foundation DC Gala 2014


Funding groundbreaking Alzheimer’s disease & Down syndrome research
at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

2014 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Honoree’s and Global Ambassador
Meet the Models
Live Auction Items
Honorary Host Committee
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Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Multi-Platinum Singer-Songwriter Leona Lewis!
Leona Lewis

Leona Lewis took the music world by storm with her 2008 debut album, “Spirit,” which featured “Bleeding Love” – the #1 single in over 30 countries. She recorded the famous theme song for the film “Avatar” and has collaborated with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo and Akon.

Lewis has won numerous music awards and has been nominated for three Grammys. She has sold over 20 million albums and singles, and broke a world record for being digitally downloaded more than 50,000 times in 30 minutes. Following her “X-Factor” win, she signed on and continues with Simon Cowell of Syco Music and Clive Davis of Sony Music Entertainment. She is one of the best pop vocalists today – with her expansive four-octave mezzo-soprano vocal range, she is an extraordinary gift to the music industry.

Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award Recipients

Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus Co-Chair

12-term congresswoman representing District of Columbia

Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on
Highways and Transit

Member of Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

First woman to chair U.S. Equal Employment
Opportunity Commission

Member of Appropriations, Veterans’ Affairs, and Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs committees

Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee

Represented Kansas’ 1st Congressional District
for seven terms

Oversaw $84 million increase in funding for the
National Institute on Aging in FY 2014;
committed to Alzheimer’s research

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador

Featuring Global Down Syndrome Ambassador Katherine Felicia Norton
2014 Ambassador Katherine Felicia Norton and inaugural Ambassador Alex Sessions

Honorary Host Committee*

The Honorable Senator Harry Reid,
Majority Leader
Representative Steny Hoyer, Minority Whip

Honorable Chris & Julie Hill

Senator Michael F. Bennet
Senator Roy Blunt
Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Richard Burr
Senator Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Senator Thad Cochran
Senator Michael Enzi
Senator Tom Harkin
Senator Johnny Isakson
Senator Barbara A. Mikulski
Senator Patrick Toomey
Senator Mark Udall

Representative Spencer Bachus
Representative John Barrow
Representative Joe Barton
Representative Kevin Brady
Representative Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
Representative Dave Camp
Representative Lois Capps
Representative Andre Carson
Representative Steve Chabot
Representative Howard Coble
Representative Mike Coffman
Representative Chris Collins
Representative Gerald Connolly
Representative Ander Crenshaw
Representative Diana DeGette
Representative Charles Dent
Representative Lloyd Doggett
Representative Eni Faleomavaega
Representative Chaka Fattah


Representative Jeff Fortenberry
Representative Cory Gardner
Representative Bob Goodlatte
Representative Sam Graves
Representative Gene Green
Representative Tim Griffin
Representative Jeb Hensarling
Representative Michael Honda
Representative Lynn Jenkins
Representative Ron Kind
Representative Doug Lamborn
Representative Rick Larsen
Representative Tom Latham
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer
Representative Carolyn McCarthy
Representative Patrick McHenry
Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Representative Michael Michaud
Representative Jim Moran
Representative Richard Neal
Representative Ed Perlmutter
Representative Jared Polis
Representative Dave Reichert
Representative Scott Rigell
Representative John Sarbanes
Representative Loretta Sanchez
Representative Brad Schneider
Representative Pete Sessions
Representative Albio Sires
Representative Adam Smith
Representative Lamar Smith
Representative Patrick Tiberi
Representative Scott Tipton
Representative Fred Upton
Representative Chris Van Hollen
Representative Greg Walden

* – List in formation

Also be sure to mark your calendars for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver – Saturday, October 25, 2014

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