HELEN HUNT and LAURA DERN Support Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Award-winning Celebrities to Escort Models with Down Syndromeat the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show on Oct 25 in Denver

Denver, October 6, 2014

Helen Hunt
Laura Dern

WHAT: Global Down Syndrome Foundation organizes the annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show – the largest single fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrome. The event features silent auction items, “priceless” live auction items, a sumptuous dinner, two Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award winners, an Ambassador video, and an inspirational fashion show featuring models with Down syndrome and celebrity escorts.

WHO: Award-winning actors HELEN HUNT and LAURA DERN will join the roster of celebrities at the fashion show including award-winning actor John C. McGinley, supermodel Beverly Johnson, Nuggets players Kenneth Faried, JaVale McGee and Arron Afflalo, Broncos punter Britton Colquitt, pro-golfer David Duval, self-advocates Steven Dulcie, Brad Hennefer and DeOndra Dixon, and 9News Anchor Kim Christiansen.

WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 2014.  5PM – Reception and silent auction. 6:30PM – Dinner, awards ceremony, live auction and fashion show.

WHERE: Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Anyone who cares about people with Down syndrome or people who are differently-abled. Anyone who is passionate about human and civil rights. Anyone who is invested in a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and believes that research and medical care can significantly improve quality of life.

WHY:  Down syndrome is the most frequent chromosomal disorder yet the least funded genetic condition by the U.S. federal government. Global Down Syndrome Foundation is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care and related education and advocacy. Proceeds from the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show will fund life-changing research and medical care for Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease.

HOW: To purchase a table or ticket, or to donate, visit www.BeBeautifulBeYourself.org or contact Ashley Miltgen at 303-468-6669, amiltgen@globaldownsyndrome.org.