Fashion Giant Revolve Will Outfit Models at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

 

Photo credit: Nicki Sebastian

Photo credit: Nicki Sebastian

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DENVER, CO (Nov. 2, 2016) – Fashion giant and online clothing retailer REVOLVE will donate all the stylish looks and apparel to be modeled at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2016 annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show on Nov. 12 in Denver. The event will showcase models with Down syndrome as they rock the runway with some of Hollywood’s top celebs and professional athletes.

“We are so grateful to Amanda and Micah Booth for helping us to find a clothing sponsor that believes in our cause,” said Global Down Syndrome Foundation President and CEO Michelle Sie Whitten. “The Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show will not only raise money to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome, but it will also showcase some of the trendiest and most chic looks thanks to REVOLVE. It will be a glamorous night to remember.”

The clothing retailer, originally started by a pair of friends, has grown to now be one of the largest online shopping sites carrying over 500 brands and has regularly been featured in the media for their overwhelming success.

“We are excited to collaborate with the Global Down Syndrome Foundation and their Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show to support a great cause,” said REVOLVEBuying Director Lauren Yerkes. “It gives us the opportunity to support medical research and provide the models fun and great product to feel empowered when they walk the runway. I’m excited that we could showcase our entire portfolio of product, from women’s to men’s to kid’s.”

Model Amanda Booth, who has a son with Down syndrome, applauded the collaboration and REVOLVE’s charitable act.

“As a mother to a beautiful son who happens to have Down syndrome, I can tell you that there is absolutely nothing to be afraid of,” said Booth. “It doesn’t change the way I see my son and I know he’s a gift. With the leadership of Global Down Syndrome Foundation I know people with Down syndrome will be able to reach their true potential. I am touched that REVOLVE is supporting a cause that is so close to my heart.”

The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation benefiting the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

 


About the Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Global Down Syndrome Foundation is a public nonprofit dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy. Global supports two affiliates which together constitute the only academic home in the United States committed solely to research and medical care for people with Down syndrome – the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the Sie Center for Down Syndrome. Global also publishes Down Syndrome World, a national award-winning quarterly magazine. For more information, visit www.globaldownsyndrome.org. Follow Global Down Syndrome Foundation on Facebook & Twitter @GDSFoundation.

About the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome is the first medical and research institute with the mission to provide the best clinical care to people with Down syndrome, and to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with the condition. Established in 2008, the Crnic Institute is a partnership between the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Children’s Hospital Colorado. Headquartered on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the Crnic Institute includes the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center. It partners both locally and globally to provide life-changing research and medical care for individuals with Down syndrome. The Crnic Institute is made possible by the generous support of the Anna and John J. Sie Foundation, and relies on the Global Down Syndrome Foundation for fundraising, education, awareness, and government advocacy. It is a research and medical-based organization without political or religious affiliation or intention.

About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal condition, affecting one out of every 691 live births in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The average lifespan is 60 years. Down syndrome is caused by the genetic condition known as trisomy 21, whereby a person is born with three copies of chromosome 21. The presence of an extra copy of the chromosome affects human development in many ways, protecting people with Down syndrome from developing some diseases, such as most tumors, while predisposing them to others, such as autoimmune disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. The reasons for this different ‘disease spectrum’ in the population with Down syndrome are unknown. Elucidating the molecular basis of this phenomenon could advance our understanding of many diseases affecting the typical population.

About REVOLVE

REVOLVE is the virtual home for an unrivaled collection of over 500 of the world’s most-coveted established and emerging brands in women’s and men’s designer apparel, shoes and accessories. REVOLVE provides the highest quality online and mobile shopping experience, serving the style-savvy consumer with impeccable customer service. Based in Los Angeles, REVOLVE’s aesthetic is deeply rooted in the Southern California lifestyle from which it was founded, where a savvy view of fashion and fun-loving attitude are infused into the entire REVOLVE customer experience. For more information please visit www.REVOLVE.com.

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