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Ideal Computer Systems Hires David Dismuke As Its New National Sales Leader

July 15, 2019

Ideal Computer Systems , a leading industry-specific dealership software vendor in North America, is pleased to announce that David Dismuke has joined its team as the new National Sales Leader.

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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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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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