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Why studying Alzheimer’s in people with Down Syndrome could help everyone
The Washington Post
People with Down Syndrome run a very high risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, despite having shorter expected lifespans than the rest of the population, because of the genetic abnormality that they inherited from their parents.
2015 Hollywood BallGlobal Down Syndrome Foundation hosts its fourth Hollywood Ball
The Denver Post
When it comes to fundraising galas, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation seems to have the Midas touch.
Michelle Sie Whitten on Devil's Advocate Michelle Sie Whitten on Devil’s Advocate
Devil’s Advocate
Michelle Sie Whitten sits down with host Jon Caldara to discuss what Global does to help people with Down Syndrome as it regards to health, research, and science.
Michelle Sie Whitten Michelle Sie Whitten makes life better for people with Down syndrome
Denver Business Journal
Global’s President and CEO sits down for a question and answer session with Bill Husted.


Read more news from 2014
Michelle and SophiaDown syndrome: When my daughter was born, my doctor said she probably wouldn’t live until 3
The Washington Post
Michelle Sie Whitten, Global’s Executive Director, talks about the myths, misconceptions and outdated information surrounding Down syndrome.
Scientific AmericanAlzheimer’s Could Be a Form of Down Syndrome
Scientific American
In recent years dozens of studies have shown Alzheimer’s patients possess an inordinate amount of Down syndrome–like cells.
Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion ShowKenneth Faried, JaVale McGee, and Arron Afflalo of the Denver Nuggets support Global
Denver Nuggets TV
The Denver Nuggets, community leaders and celebrities gathered in downtown Denver to support the Global Down Syndrome Foundation at the annual 2014 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.
Down Syndrome Might Prevent CancerDown Syndrome Might Prevent Cancer
9 News
Colorado researchers are trying to pinpoint why people with Down syndrome are less likely to get cancerous tumors than the rest of the population.


Read more news from 2013
Katheleen GardinerCrnic Institute Co-Hosts Workshop on Cognition in Down Syndrome Newsday The Washington, DC, workshop brought top scientists together to share discoveries and explore collaborations with the aim to improve the lives of people with Down syndrome. Interview with Michelle Sie Whitten Comcast Newsmakers Executive Director Michelle Sie Whitten talks about the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show and the importance of raising awareness and funds for research
Supermodel spotlights Down syndrome International Spokesperson Beverly Johnson talks to Politico to raise awareness of Down syndrome and spotlight the Global Down Syndrome Foundation DC Gala Richard Spritz, MD DNA From Those With Down Syndrome Helps In Autoimmune Disease Research CBS4 speaks with Richard Spritz, MD, of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, about leading a study into autoimmune disorders in people with Down syndrome.


Read more news from 2012
Be Beautiful Be Yourself on Entertainment TonightBe Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Entertainment Tonight highlights Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award recipient Jamie Foxx and his sister DeOndra Dixon from the 2012 Fashion Show in Denver. Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion ShowGlobal Down Syndrome Fashion Show raises $1.5 million
Joanne Davidson of The Denver Post chronicles the awards, the fashion and the support shown at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. (includes a photo gallery of the event)
Tom Blumenthal interview with 9NewsLinda Crnic Institute announces $1 million in grants 9News interviews Tom Blumenthal, Executive Director of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, about the $1 million in Major Challenge Grants at the Crnic Institute. Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala Kick OffModels show their star power at Gala Kick Off Party The Washington Post covers the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala Kick Off, where members of Congress and celebrities escort models with Down syndrome.


Read more news from 2011
Jamie Foxx challenges sister to dance contest
USA Today features the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver, highlighting Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador DeOndra Dixon and her big brother, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s 2011 Gala and Fashion Show
Capitol File features a collection of photos from the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala in Washington, D.C., attended by Members of Congress, celebrities and self-advocates from around the country.
John C. McGinley: Down the right path
Ability Magazine commends the work of Global Down Syndrome Foundation international ambassador and board member John C. McGinley.
Kids with Down syndrome learn to dance
National Public Radio profiles the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Dance Class, a partnership with Colorado Ballet.


Read more news from 2010
Kick-off for Down syndrome gala is a beautiful thing
The Denver Post joins 200 people in getting excited about the second annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Kick-Off Gala at Saks Fifth Avenue.
Be Beautiful Be Yourself
Colorado Expression captures the who’s-who of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s second annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.
Jamie Foxx on caring for his sister with Down syndrome: “I don’t call it a condition, I call it living.”
Entertainment Tonight puts the spotlight on Jamie Foxx and his sister, Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambassador DeOndra Dixon.
Star-studded Denver event raises $1.45 million for Global Down Syndrome Foundation
The Denver Post offers a wrap-up to the record-breaking Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion show, focusing on the numerous celebrities and self-advocates who made the night a huge success.


Read more news from 2009
Quincy Jones on fatherhood, Down syndrome and Michael Jackson
Denver Magazine profiles Global Down Syndrome Foundation International Spokesperson Quincy Jones.
October event to fight Down Syndrome
The Denver Post highlights a fashion preview to anounce the 2009 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.
Down syndrome benefit treats guests to “Nine” peek
The Denver Post focuses in on a sneak peek of the film NINE, offered free by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Josh Kelley and Quincy Jones raise funds for Down syndrome
Entertainment Tonight profiles Musician Josh Kelley and music icon Quincy Jones who were guests at the star-studded Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.


Read more news from 2008
LaBelle hits a high note with surprise guest
The Denver Post covers Patti LaBelle recieving a pleasant surprise when a young man, a huge fan who happens to have Down syndrome, stepped on stage and delivered her a rose during the Bridge Project Gala.
Taking the lead in Down syndrome research
The Denver Post details the inaugural Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, which raised $600,000 for Down syndrome research and was attended by local and international celebrities.
Family Fun
The Denver Post attends the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s “Growing Seeds of Change” event at the Denver Botanic Gardens is featured in this Denver Post article.
CU receives $34 million to research Down Syndrome
Metro Denver highlights the generosity that Anna and John J. Sie have granted the University of Colorado its largest private donation – $32 million – to establish the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the Anschutz Medical Campus.