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State of the Campus: Why Our Work Matters

November 20, 2019

Chancellor Elliman highlights stories that show how CU Anschutz’s cutting-edge research, education and clinical care are changing the world

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3-year-old with Down syndrome kicked out of day care over potty training, center is fined

November 14, 2019

A national day care provider has agreed to pay the family of a 3-year-old girl with Down syndrome $18,000 after one of its southern New Jersey facilities expelled the child because she was not potty trained.

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Viral Video of Adopted Baby With Down Syndrome is Absolutely Adorable

November 13, 2019

Recently, a heartwarming video of an adopted baby with Down syndrome went viral, with more than 16 million views from across Facebook.

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Endless Energy

November 5, 2019

Jamie Foxx gets the crowd going at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on Saturday.

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Jamie Foxx’s Sweet Words About Sister DeOndra, Plus: Who Does She Want to Marry?

November 5, 2019

Only “Extra” was with Oscar winner Jamie Foxx and his little sister DeOndra at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fundraiser in Denver.

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November 2019 Fresh Pix

November 5, 2019

Henry Winkler and Jamie Foxx met up at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself fashion show at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

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Katy Teen with Down Syndrome Helps Raise $2.5M on Fashion Show Runway

November 10, 2019

Ally McCollam of Katy is on a mission. The Seven Lakes High School sophomore with Down syndrome encourages kids, and inspires people of all ages, to feel beautiful and empowered just the way they are.

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From the Fonz to Gene Cousineau: Henry Winkler’s Career of Fearless Reinvention

November 8, 2019

The man who defined cool of the changing demands of acting, being an icon, and the joy of fly fishing

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 7, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) raised a record breaking $2.5 million at their Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The star-studded event, now in its 11th year was attended by A-list celebrities like Jamie Foxx, Amanda Booth, Henry Winkler, Laura Linney, Eric Dane, Quincy Jones and John C. McGinley.

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Fashion Show Raises $2.5 Million for Down Syndrome Research

November 7, 2019

Laura Linney, Jamie Foxx among celebrities at gala that supports groundbreaking research at CU Anschutz

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Megan Bomgaars Receives Prestigious Advocacy Award at International Star-Studded Event

November 6, 2019

Megan Bomgaars’ rise to stardom began with a high school speech entitled, “Don’t Limit Me!” From there she joined the Emmy Award-winning reality show, “Born this Way” after which she launched a clothing line, “Megalogy.” Following this, she partnered with ArtPop Cosmetics creating and promoting custom lipstick colors and brand.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Raises Crucial Awareness + $2.5 Million At Annual “Beautiful Be Yourself” Fashion Show

November 6, 2019

On Saturday, November 2nd, Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Global, raised a record breaking $2.5 million at their Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Downtown Denver. Now, in its 11th year, Global’s marquee event is the largest fundraiser for Down Syndrome in the world and has raised a cumulative $20 million.

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Jamie Foxx Supports Sister DeOndra At Down Syndrome Foundation Fundraiser

November 5, 2019

Throughout the years, Foxx has shown an overwhelming amount of support for his sister DeOndra, who has special needs, and the pair recently appeared together at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fundraiser

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Celebs Catwalk For Global Down Syndrome Foundation

November 5, 2019


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Jamie Foxx looks dapper in a black suit as he joins Henry Winkler and Laura Linney at Global Down Syndrome Foundation gala in Denver

November 3, 2019

It’s billed as the single largest fundraiser for Down syndrome research in the world. And on Saturday Jamie Foxx lead the celebrities at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The 51-year-old Oscar winner was dressed in black for the event where he was joined by Henry Winkler and Laura Linney.

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Jamie Foxx, Laura Linney, More Attend Global Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show, Gala Raises $2.5 Million

November 4, 2019

Jamie Foxx joined a long list of celebrities for a huge Global Down Syndrome Foundation event over the weekend. Foxx, whose sister DeOndra has Down syndrome, has supported the organization from the start. The actor met with Henry Winkler and Laura Linney among others at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

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Celebs Give Back in 2019: Laura Linney

November 4, 2019

The Ozark star hit the stage at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show in Denver on Nov. 2. The event raised $2.5 million and featured 22 models with Down syndrome rocking the runway and Jamie Foxx in the DJ booth at a VIP after-party.

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Jamie Foxx, Laura Linney Attend Global Down Syndrome Foundation Event

November 4, 2019

Jamie Foxx, Laura Linney, and Henry Winkler were just a few famous faces that participated in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation event. Before walking the runway with the children for the annual fashion show, the stars share why this event means so much to them.

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Jamie Foxx, Laura Linney, More Attend Global Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show, Gala Raises $2.5 Million

November 4, 2019

Jamie Foxx joined a long list of celebrities for a huge Global Down Syndrome Foundation event over the weekend.

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Choctaw Student With Down Syndrome Is First To Represent Oklahoma In Fashion Show

November 4, 2019

A local high school student is defying all odds, becoming the first to represent Oklahoma in the “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show. Courtney Gaines, 16, attended the show held in Denver on November 2.

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 3, 2019

Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

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Jamie Foxx looks dapper in a black suit as he joins Henry Winkler and Laura Linney at Global Down Syndrome Foundation gala in Denver

November 3, 2019

The 51-year-old Oscar winner was dressed in black for the event where he was joined by Henry Winkler and Laura Linney.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

November 2, 2019

Teddy Polito with Henry Winkler at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show at Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on November 02, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is Nov. 2 in Denver

October 30, 2019

Dr. Joaquin Espinosa from the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and Tim Harris, a Global Down Syndrome Foundation self-advocate join us in the 9NEWS studio.

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Adopted Conroe siblings to rock runway for Down syndrome

October 30, 2019

Two children born separately with Down syndrome spent the first years of their lives as orphans in Bulgaria. But this week, the Conroe teens will stride down the national runway as adopted siblings making a difference together.

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Danville resident gets break on the big screen

October 28, 2019

A local star has been walking around the city of Danville, and you may have walked past her without knowing. Her name is Ghaliyah Cunningham, and she’s 21 years old. “They call me Gigi,” she said.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon — Actor Zack Gottsagen & Advocate Shelley Gottsagen

October 26, 2019

An actor with disabilities is born to a disability rights activist. It seems like a far-fetched Hollywood script, but, in reality, it’s 100% true. Meet the Gottsagen—Zack whose breakout role in Peanut Butter Falcon has put him on the map and his mother, Shelley, whose activism for disability rights predates her son.

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Anticipation, Excitement Grows For Be Beautiful, Be Yourself Fashion Show

October 26, 2019

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation is preparing for its annual “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show. The star-studded event happens Nov. 2 at the Sheridan Denver Downtown Hotel.

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The 11th Annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show happens in Denver on November 2nd

October 26, 2019

The 11th annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show happens in Denver next weekend. It’s the single-largest fundraiser for Down Syndrome in the country.

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Ariana Perez: Annapolis teen is ambassador at Global Down Syndrome Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

October 26, 2019

I’m beautiful. I’m smart. I’m confident. I’m strong. That’s how 16-year-old Charlotte “Charley” Fonfara Larose describes herself as she smiles from ear to ear and looks straight at her mother, who’s sitting in the living room with me for the interview. Charley is that and much more. Anyone who would sit and chat with her for just five minutes would describe her as such, along with kind, sweet and funny.

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Back & Better Than Ever

October 26, 2019

The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show features big names and Global Down Syndrome Foundation ambassadors.

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Down Syndrome Society to Host Annual Buddy Walk

October 25, 2019

Do you know someone who has Down syndrome? If so, you are part of a semi-elite group of people. According to the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, just 38 percent of Americans know someone who has Down syndrome.

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself

October 23, 2019

An amazing lineup of celebrities and advocate models will rock the runway Saturday, November 2nd at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Reserve your table for the “Be Beautiful, Be Yourself” fashion show to support the global down syndrome foundation. Get tickets online at BeBeautifulBeYourself.org.

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“達珂塔強森倚憑著繼承下來的光環,繼續在演藝圈裡努力,想要在看似過於飽和的影藝產業裡,努力證明自己遺傳的戲胞與自己為此所下的苦功”

October 15, 2019

在上集(星三代的枷鎖與突破(上集):英格麗褒曼孫女Elettra Wiedemann)提到,英格麗褒曼的外孫女Elettra Wiedemann,雖然有著明星世家光環的加持與助力,踏進了時尚圈也著實獲得了很不錯的回饋與評價,但她最後選擇了遵從自己更有興趣、更能彰顯自己能力的事業。Elettra Wiedemann彷彿叛逆地想證明,放棄了時尚、娛樂、影視產業的工作,更能活出自己想要的樣子。

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Star-Studded Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show – Global Down Syndrome Foundation

October 10, 2019

On November 2nd celebrities and advocate models will rock the runway during the Be Beautiful be Yourself fashion show!

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Choctaw teen becomes first to represents Oklahoma in international Down Syndrome fashion show

October 10, 2019

Cheering just might be Courtney Gaines’ favorite activity at Choctaw High School, but she is involved in a lot of different organizations. “She is in JROTC. She’s in the student council. She’s a member of the Shining Stars cheer squad,” DeAnna Gaines, Courtney’s mother, said. She also is a soccer player, choir singer, actress and an ambassador for Girl Trek, a nonprofit organization for African-American girls. However, there is one other thing to add to the list.

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Shia LaBeouf: ‘Zack Gottsagen turned my spark back on’

October 8, 2019

Shia LaBeouf has credited actor Zack Gottsagen with re-igniting his love of acting. The Transformers star, who found fame on the Disney channel as a young teen in the early 2000s, has more recently been in the press for his difficult reputation than the quality of his screen work.

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Supermodel Amanda Booth & Actress Megan Bomgaars to Receive Prestigious Global Down Syndrome Foundation ‘Quincy Jones Award’

October 7, 2019

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (“Global”) announced supermodel and actress Amanda Booth and TV star and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars will receive Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award (“Q Award”), as well as its initial celebrity lineup for the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. The marquee event is the largest Down syndrome fundraiser in the world, raising over $18 million for life-saving and life-changing research and medical care to date.

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Endeavor Content Sells World On Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson & Zack Gottsagen Starrer ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon

October 7, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Endeavor Content has largely sold out on Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen drama The Peanut Butter Falcon, which has slow-burned its way to a healthy $19M at the U.S. box office for Roadside Attractions and Armory Films, after opening in early August.

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People/Events/Accounts: News about the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Amfar Gala Los Angeles, the Rink at Rockefeller Center, and More!

October 7, 2019

DENVER: The Global Down Syndrome Foundation will host its 11th annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on November 2 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The event is billed as the largest Down syndrome fund-raiser in the world, drawing 1,400 attendees and raising more than $18 million to date.

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Με τη μουσική ξεπέρασε τους περιορισμούς του συνδρόμου Down!

September 30, 2019

Γεννήθηκε με σύνδρομο down. Παίζει 7 μουσικά όργανα Bb and Bass clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Violin, Piano, trumpet και drums.

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Choctaw Student With Down Syndrome Chosen For ‘Be Beautiful, Be Yourself’ Global Pageant

September 24, 2019

A Choctaw high school student is representing the state of Oklahoma in a big way. Courtney Gaines, 16, is the first person from Oklahoma to take part in a pageant for those with Down syndrome.

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Kickin’ It In The Kitchen with Broncos’ Kicker Brandon McManus

September 23, 2019

Denver Broncos Star, Brandon McManus and Project McManus, Inc. recently launched it’s kickoff fundraiser to impact at-risk youth in and around the Denver-Metro community.

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Meet DeOndra Dixon, Jamie Foxx’s Sister with down Syndrome Whom He Says Gave His Life Perspective

September 22, 2019

Actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx has earned both an Oscar and a Grammy for his multi-talent, but according to him the real superstar in his family is his younger sister, DeOndra Dixon.

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Supermodel Amanda Booth & Actress Megan Bomgaars to Recieve Prestigious Global Down Syndrome Foundation “Quincy Jones Award”

September 20, 2019

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (“Global”) announced supermodel and actress Amanda Booth and TV star and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars will receive Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award (“Q Award”), as well as its initial celebrity lineup for the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.

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Supermodel Amanda Booth & Actress Megan Bomgaars to Recieve Prestigious Global Down Syndrome Foundation “Quincy Jones Award”

September 20, 2019

Today, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (“Global”) announced supermodel and actress Amanda Booth and TV star and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars will receive Global’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award (“Q Award”), as well as its initial celebrity lineup for the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show.

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Courtney Gains: Advocate for Down Syndrome Awareness

September 16, 2019

 

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Friendship and Film

September 3, 2019

Two friends — one a former Aggie — are behind this summer’s feel-good adventure movie The Peanut Butter Falcon.

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Armory Films & The Roadside Attractions’ Indie Film The Peanut Butter Falcon is Crushing it with Nationwide Theatrical Release

August 30, 2019

Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Local Down Syndrome Affiliates Help Ensure A Big Opening Weekend Triggering 1,000 Screen Expansion

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Armory Films & The Roadside Attractions’ Indie Film The Peanut Butter Falcon is Crushing it with Nationwide Theatrical Release

August 30, 2019

Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Local Down Syndrome Affiliates Help Ensure A Big Opening Weekend Triggering 1,000 Screen Expansion

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Armory Films & The Roadside Attractions’ Indie Film The Peanut Butter Falcon is Crushing it with Nationwide Theatrical Release

August 29, 2019

Global Down Syndrome Foundation and Local Down Syndrome Affiliates Help Ensure A Big Opening Weekend Triggering 1,000 Screen Expansion

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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ restores faith in humanity, and hopefully forever changes Hollywood

August 23, 2019

There’s something undeniable about a movie that captures your imagination and grabs hold of your heart.

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‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ showcases Florida actor, sends message of hope

August 21, 2019

Boynton Beach actor Zack Gottsagen wanted an opportunity to be a movie star. He challenged friends Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz to come up with a film for him.

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A Q&A with the directors of ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ after the Denver premiere

August 8, 2019

‘Peanut Butter Falcon’, which stars an actor with Down syndrome, premiered in Denver and is playing at two area movie theaters.

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How to Ride a Moped to Hollywood

August 8, 2019

A year after our launch, The Bitter Southerner went looking for short films. We began with short documentaries (and a couple of long ones), and even made two or three ourselves in collaboration with filmmakers. But we never ran a narrative film — a fictional story — until 2015.

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‘Going To Have A Lot Of Impact’: The Peanut Butter Falcon Writers Surprised By Support

August 6, 2019

When Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz set out to make “The Peanut Butter Falcon” they were not expecting the outpouring of support that would follow. The writer-director duo met their lead actor, Zack Gottsagen, at a camp years ago.

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Model Madeline Stuart

July 29, 2019

Next month the world’s first supermodel with Down Syndrome, Madeline Stuart, will walk the local runway which inspired her global career – the Ekka Natural Fibres Fashion Parades presented by Channel Seven. Brisbane resident Madeline attended her first fashion parade with her mum Rosanne at the Ekka in 2014. It was at this Ekka parade that Madeline said to her mother “Mum I want to be a model”.

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Jamie Foxx Praises Shalva Band

July 25, 2019

Oscar-winning actor and singer Jamie Foxx praised the Shalva Band, an Israeli music group made up of people with special needs that is sponsored by the organization Shalva, in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything else about the Shia LaBeouf starrer movie

June 27, 2019

Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz’s American adventure film starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Bruce Dern is perhaps the most exciting hit from the SXSW Film Festival, where it won the festival’s Narrative Spotlight audience award. Nilson and Schwartz’s first feature film, ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’ is a story about discovery and an adventure unto life.

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Team Buckley Attends Dare to Play Football Event

June 27, 2019

Thunder bellowed from the bleachers as, one by one, each player entered the stadium. The field, lined every few yards with white, painted numbers, was moments from seeing a game played by extraordinary people from all over the country.

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Former Denver Broncos Hit The Field For ‘Dare To Play’ Football Camp

June 22, 2019

Former Denver Broncos Ed McCaffrey joined other players and the Broncos cheerleaders on Saturday for a football camp like no other. The Dare To Play football camp features players and cheerleaders with Down Syndrome.

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Broncos tight end Jake Butt is confident his form will return after third ACL injury

June 22, 2019

Butt was at Valor Christian Academy for the 10th annual football and cheerleading camp for kids with Down syndrome sponsored by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Also in attendance were former Broncos players Ed McCaffrey, Brandon Stokley, Ben Garland and Nick Ferguson.

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Dare to Play Football Camp with Ed McCaffrey

June 22, 2019

Ed McCaffrey hosted the 10th annual Dare to Play/Cheer camp at Valor Christian High School today, an event with Global Down Syndrome Foundation.

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Former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey hosts 10th annual Dare to Play Football and Dare to Cheer Game

June 22, 2019

Valor Christian High School and former Broncos WR Ed McCaffrey played host to the 10th annual Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Dare to Play Football and Dare to Cheer Game on Saturday morning.

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Broncos tight end Jake Butt is confident his form will return after third ACL injury

June 22, 2019

Butt was at Valor Christian Academy for the 10th annual football and cheerleading camp for kids with Down syndrome sponsored by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Also in attendance were former Broncos players Ed McCaffrey, Brandon Stokley, Ben Garland and Nick Ferguson.

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Nearing return from third ACL injury, Broncos TE Jake Butt is on a mission to prove doubters wrong

June 22, 2019

“It’s obviously a process, a long process, but I feel really, really close,” he said Saturday at Ed McCaffrey’s annual Dare to Play football game for individuals with Down syndrome.

 

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Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome Coming To Theaters

June 7, 2019

A feature film headed to theaters later this summer stars an actor with Down syndrome alongside a pair of Hollywood A-listers and it’s backed by some big names in the disability community.

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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon,’ Movie Starring Actor With Down Syndrome, Coming This Summer

June 7, 2019

“The Peanut Butter Falcon,” a movie starring Zack Gottsagen, an actor with Down syndrome, has a summer release date: Aug. 9. The action-adventure-comedy co-stars Shia LaBeouf and Dakota Johnson.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Celebrates The Tripling of the Down Syndrome Research Budget at the National Institutes of Health

May 29, 2019

Sen. Roy Blunt, Rep.Cheri Bustos, and Global Ambassador CC Mullen honored at the AcceptAbility Gala in D.C. with a special performance by Multi-Platinum pop artist Andy Grammer

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Celebrates The Tripling of the Down Syndrome Research Budget at the National Institutes of Health

May 29, 2019

It was standing-room-only at the sold-out annual AcceptAbility Gala, benefitting the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall last week. The evening highlighted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reversing a twenty-year trend and tripling the research budget benefitting people with Down syndrome. The event raised nearly $350,000 for life-saving and life-changing medical care and research.

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Hit singer Andy Grammer says ‘unity’ more important than any political party

May 24, 2019

Multi-platinum recording artist Andy Grammer said he believes unity is more important than any political party during an interview that aired on Friday.“I don’t align with any political party,” told Hill.TV. “I think that unity is really important and that any time you find yourself getting divisive to try and do your best to understand the other side.

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GLOBAL DOWN SYNDROME FOUNDATION ACCEPTABILITY GALA

May 24, 2019

On Wednesday night the Global Down Syndrome Foundation held its Acceptability Gala in Washington, DC. Hundreds gathered to honor Senator Roy Blunt and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos for their advocacy on behalf of people with Down syndrome. Pop artist Andy Grammer entertained at the event that raised nearly $350K to support medical research to improve the health and well-being of people with Down syndrome.

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Maryland Dance Group for Youth With Down Syndrome to Perform With Andy Grammer

May 21, 2019

A dance company in Bethesda, Maryland, gives children and young adults with down syndrome a place to be themselves. On Wednesday, the team will perform with pop singer Andy Grammer at the Annual AcceptAbility Gala in Washington, D.C.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Honors Congressional Champions Senator Roy Blunt, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, and Ambassador CC Mullen

May 21, 2019

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual AcceptAbility Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Global will present its prestigious Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and honor Ambassador and self-advocate CC Mullen with live music from multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer and performances from The Ransom Notes, RhythmXpress, and Devenio.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Honors Congressional Champions Senator Roy Blunt, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, and Ambassador CC Mullen

May 21, 2019

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s annual AcceptAbility Gala will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Global will present its prestigious Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and honor Ambassador and self-advocate CC Mullen with live music from multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer and performances from The Ransom Notes, RhythmXpress, and Devenio.

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Supermodel Citizen Beverly Johnson’s star never ceases to shine in Rancho Mirage.

May 20, 2019

Fresh from her R/M magazine photo shoot, the ageless and enduring icon Beverly Johnson offers me a cozy seat in the art-filled living room of the stately Thunderbird Heights home she shares with her love of eight years, transplanted Wall Streeter Brian Maillian, chairman and CEO of his own investment banking firm, Whitestone Capital Group Inc.

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Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Bought by Roadside for U.S.’

May 15, 2019

Shia LaBeouf’s “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” winner of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, has found a home. Roadside Attractions has bought U.S. distribution rights to the adventure film, written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.

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Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Peanut Butter Falcon’ Bought by Roadside for U.S.’

May 15, 2019

Shia LaBeouf’s “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” winner of the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival, has found a home. Roadside Attractions has bought U.S. distribution rights to the adventure film, written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.

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Roadside Lands Shia LaBeouf Adventure Comedy ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

May 15, 2019

The film received unanimous praise from critics, highlighting the inclusive casting of Zack Gottsagen, an actor with Down syndrome, in the lead role.

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Scientists at the Crnic Institute Publish First Cases of Immunotherapy for Alopecia Areata in People with Down Syndrome

May 14, 2019

Researchers and doctors at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (Crnic Institute), the University of Colorado Department of Dermatology, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California have just published the first report of safe and efficacious use of an immune modulatory strategy to treat alopecia areata in individuals with Down syndrome. The drug featured in the publication is called Xeljanz, also known as Tofacitinib, which belongs to a class of drugs known as ‘JAK inhibitors.’

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Scientists at the Crnic Institute Publish First Cases of Immunotherapy for Alopecia Areata in People With Down Syndrome

May 14, 2019

Researchers and doctors at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (Crnic Institute), the University of Colorado Department of Dermatology, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California have just published the first report of safe and efficacious use of an immune modulatory strategy to treat alopecia areata in individuals with Down syndrome.

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Scientists at the Crnic Institute Publish First Cases of Immunotherapy for Alopecia Areata in People With Down Syndrome

May 14, 2019

Researchers and doctors at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome (Crnic Institute), the University of Colorado Department of Dermatology, and the Palo Alto Medical Foundation in California have just published the first report of safe and efficacious use of an immune modulatory strategy to treat alopecia areata in individuals with Down syndrome.

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MAY 22: Multi-Platinum Artist Andy Grammer and Local Dancers with Down Syndrome Entertain at Global Down Syndrome Foundation AcceptAbility Gala

May 14, 2019

Multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer, Nashville-based The Ransom Notes, and local dancers who happen to have Down syndrome will entertain and inspire attendees of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) AcceptAbility Gala, a fundraiser taking place at Hilton Washington, DC National Mall.

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MAY 22: Multi-Platinum Artist Andy Grammer and Local Dancers with Down Syndrome Entertain at Global Down Syndrome Foundation AcceptAbility Gala

May 14, 2019

Multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer, Nashville-based The Ransom Notes, and local dancers who happen to have Down syndrome will entertain and inspire attendees of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) AcceptAbility Gala, a fundraiser taking place at Hilton Washington, DC National Mall.

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Jamie Foxx Credits Little Sister With Down Syndrome for Teaching Him ‘How to Live’

April 26, 2019

Oscar and Grammy Award winner Jamie Foxx is a global superstar. Not that he’d disagree, but in his opinion there’s an even brighter star living under his roof: his little sister.

 

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Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

April 16, 2019

On November 2nd celebrities and advocate models will rock the runway during the Be Beautiful be Yourself fashion show!

 

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Laura Dern

April 15, 2019

Our mesmerizing May 2019 cover star, Laura Dern, has been in the film industry since the age of 13. Her first big film role? Starring opposite acting legend Jodie Foster in 1980 drama, Foxes. Since then, she’s done box office hits like Jurassic Park as well as cult classics like Wild At Heart. These days, she’s enjoying life as a devoted mother of two as well as working on one of the most rewarding projects of her career – the hit HBO TV series Big Little Lies where she stars alongside friends and fellow acting royalty, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Honors Congressional Champions Senator Roy Blunt, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, and Ambassador CC Mullen

April 11, 2019

With a Performance by Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer and a Prelude Performance by The Ransom Notes at the Annual AcceptAbility Gala in DC

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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Honors Congressional Champions Senator Roy Blunt, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, and Ambassador CC Mullen

April 11, 2019

With a Performance by Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer and a Prelude Performance by The Ransom Notes at the Annual AcceptAbility Gala in DC

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What it’s like being America’s first openly gay governor

April 5, 2019

Only 26% of Americans said they would vote for a gay or lesbian candidate 40 years ago. But as Colorado’s Jared Polis has discovered, it is now a non-issue for many voters

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Social Protections for Women, Girls and All Those with Down Syndrome

March 21, 2019

To be held during CSW63 on International Down Syndrome Awareness Day (3-21), this event will discuss the inherent dignity and worth of women, girls and all those with Down syndrome, their contributions to society in all spheres of life, and the concrete cultural, legal, and policy changes.

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CU Anschutz at forefront of breakthroughs in Down syndrome research

March 22, 2019

Colorado is the national and global leader in Down syndrome research, thanks to the cooperative effort of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (based in Cherry Creek), the Crnic Institute, the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado — all based within the CU School of Medicine — and the recently opened Adult Clinic for Down Syndrome at Denver Health.

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From Uganda to Denver to the Holy See at the UN, People with Down Syndrome Take Center Stage

March 21, 2019

Today, on World Down Syndrome Day, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) pays tribute to the largest Down syndrome awareness event on the continent of Africa, which they helped co-organize.

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From Uganda to Denver to the Holy See at the UN, People with Down Syndrome Take Center Stage

March 21, 2019

Today, on World Down Syndrome Day, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) pays tribute to the largest Down syndrome awareness event on the continent of Africa, which they helped co-organize.

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World Down Syndrome Day: Celebrate with Colorado!

March 21, 2019

Join Global Down Syndrome Foundation, the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome for a celebration at the Colorado State Capitol!The Global team, self-advocates, and other organizations serving the differently-abled will enjoy a fun photo op followed by announcements and light refreshments.

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Buscan crear conciencia sobre el síndrome de down en Colorado

March 21, 2019

Este jueves 21 de marzo se celebró el día mundial del síndrome de down. En Colorado, se realizó un evento, organizado por el Global Down Syndrome Foundation, para crear conciencia sobre esta condición. Para más información entre a este enlace.

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Looking ahead to World Down Syndrome Day

March 16, 2019

World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. It is on March 21st for a reason. Individuals with Down Syndrome have three copies of Chromosome 21.The President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation along with reality TV star Megan Bombgaars visited the Denver7 studios to talk about World Down Syndrome Day.

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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’s Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen And Filmmakers Talk Non-Cutesy Authenticity Of SXSW Film

March 15, 2019

The easy explanation of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz’s The Peanut Butter Falcon would be that it is a Mark Twain-esque adventure of a grimy small-time criminal and a man with Down syndrome who has run away from home with dreams of becoming a professional wrestler.

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‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’s Shia LaBeouf, Zack Gottsagen And Filmmakers Talk Non-Cutesy Authenticity Of SXSW Film

March 15, 2019

The easy explanation of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz’s The Peanut Butter Falcon would be that it is a Mark Twain-esque adventure of a grimy small-time criminal and a man with Down syndrome who has run away from home with dreams of becoming a professional wrestler.

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Variety SXSW Film Review: Shia LaBeouf in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’

March 9, 2019

Shia LaBeouf plays an outlaw fisherman who takes a wrestling-obsessed young man with Down syndrome under his wing in this good-natured road/raft-trip movie.

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Society for Experiential Graphic Design ArtHouse Design Creates New Brand for Global Foundation

February 4, 2019

Extending their partnership with nonprofits supported by the Sie family of Denver, ArtHouse Design (Denver, Colo.) recently completed the rebranding phase of a comprehensive identity package for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, “Global.”

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Fox News Insider ‘I Want to Change People’s Hearts’: Man With Down Syndrome Goes Viral for Pro-Life Testimony

February 1, 2019

A man with Down syndrome whose 2017 testimony before Congress went viral is speaking out again amid the ongoing debate over states loosening abortion laws. In Oct. 2017, Frank Stephens headed to Capitol Hill to plead his case against elective abortion for babies with Down syndrome, and movingly declared, “I am a man with Down syndrome and my life is worth living.”

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Townhall Man With Down Syndrome Whose Testimony Went Viral Says He Wants to Make Abortion ‘Unthinkable’

February 1, 2019

Frank Stephens, an actor, advocate, and adult living with Down Syndrome, spoke with Fox News Friday about the recent push from Democrats for more extreme abortion legislation allowing abortion up until birth.

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Denver Post Greeley family wonders who’s next as they watch Alzheimer’s disease wind through generations

January 29, 2019


While family tree fades due to disease, newer branches ponder if they will, too.
Tony Sanchez, 73, and his ex-wife Josie, 75, each are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. The Greeley residents have five adult children and worry about the chances they have of developing the degenerative brain disorder.

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Denver Post John J. Sie to be inducted into Colorado Business Hall of Fame

January 23, 2019


Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain and Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce will induct seven into the Colorado Business Hall of Fame when they present the black-tie evening Jan. 31. Those honored have shown a commitment to and investment in the community. The tribute is to recognize distinguished individuals who have made legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Through their actions and accomplishments, the Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates provide inspiration for the next generations as they take the reins of leadership in the years to come.

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