Global to Honor Actress and Model Jamie Brewer

Global to Honor Actress and Model Jamie Brewer

FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century FOX Television And FX Post Emmy PartyJamie Brewer and American Horror Story costar Jessica Lange

Jamie Brewer as Nan, Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven, courtesy of FXJamie Brewer as Nan, Season 3 of American Horror Story: Coven, courtesy of FX

Jamie Brewer as Marjorie, Season 4 American Horror Story: Freak Show, courtesy of FXJamie Brewer as Marjorie, Season 4 of American Horror Story: Freak Show, courtesy of FX

2477_Carrie_Hammer_0643_©TanyaMalott600x400Brewer wearing Carrie Hammer at the “Role Models Not Runway Models” NYFW event

Jamie Brewer, the “American Horror Story” star, will receive the 2015 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on October 24.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation established the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award in honor of Quincy’s life-changing leadership in humanitarian efforts to help the disadvantaged. The award recognizes those who have championed people who are differently-abled, including people with Down syndrome, in several categories such as humanitarian work, self-advocacy, and public service.

Brewer joins notable recipients including Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, John C. McGinley, Timothy P. Shriver, Kyra Phillips, Patrick Kennedy, Beverly Johnson, and self-advocates Karen Gaffney, DeOndra Dixon, Tim Harris, Sujeet Desai, Brad Hennefer and Luke Zimmerman.

“What an exciting honor to receive the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award from the Global Down Syndrome Foundation,” said Brewer. “Being an advocate has been a big part of my life. I love meeting and being inspired by everyone. Advocacy encourages awareness for everyone, and it’s a good thing. I believe advocacy in our world helps us create a better place we all call home.”

Brewer grew up loving all forms of the arts, especially movies and theatre productions. She was fully included in Texas and Southern California public school systems from kindergarten through high school. After graduation, she attended a local California college and studied theatre arts. Through the casting liaison service Down Syndrome in Arts & Media she landed a role on the award-winning TV series “American Horror Story”.

Brewer made headlines earlier this year when she rocked the runway at New York Fashion Week as the first model with Down syndrome to walk.

“It’s amazing that the fashion industry is including individuals” who are differently-abled, Brewer told ET.

Brewer plans to continue to be an advocate and role model for people who are differently-abled.

In addition to receiving the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award at Global’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, Brewer will walk the runway along with about 20 other beautiful models with Down syndrome and celebrity escorts. The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is Global’s marquee fundraiser and attracts a sold-out crowd of 1,200 people every year. This year’s event is Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Cheer on Brewer and the other models with Down syndrome by securing your tickets or table sponsorships today at BeBeautifulBeYourself.org.

 

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