Sponsorships & Tickets On Sale Now Denver’s Premier Event featuring Honoree Music Icon Quincy Jones and Singer-songwriter Josh Kelley Be Beautiful Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show

Denver (September 3, 2009) – Sponsorships and tickets are on sale now at www.coloradojetset.com for the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Jet Set Fashion Show.   The fundraiser, a premier event in Denver, features honoree Music Icon Quincy Jones, singer-songwriter Josh Kelley and a Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show.  The event, organized by  the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, will benefit the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the Anschutz Medical Campus and is scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center on Saturday, October 10, 2009.

Expect local sports celebrities such as John Lynch, Ed McCaffrey and Billy Van Heusen, professional Saks models, Denver Nuggets dancers and beautiful models who happen to have Down syndrome to light up the cat walk!

Luxury auction items from a Roberto Coin “Jewels of Italy” experience to a fully customized Harley Davidson are featured at this must attend event, which expects to raise $1 million with 1200 people in attendance.

Notable Coloradans who are supporting the event include Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. & First Lady Jeannie Ritter, Denver Mayor John W. Hickenlooper & Helen Thorpe, Anna & John J. Sie, Ricki Perry Rest & David Rest, Sharon Magness Blake  & Ernie Blake, Mike & Amber Fries, Susanne Arkle Wilson & M. Roy Wilson, Peter & Bonnie Kudla, Laura Barton & William Matthews, Donald & Susan Sturm, Jordon & Essie Perlmutter, Jack & Pat McDonnell, Debbi & Lee Alpert, Cookie & Lester Gold, Susan and Randy Karsh and Steve & Cindy Farber.

Key sponsors for the event include Saks Fifth Avenue and 9NEWS.  9NEWS Anchor, Kim Christiansen will emcee the event.

The Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome aims to eradicate the medical and cognitive ill effects associated with the condition and significantly improve the lives of people with Down syndrome throughout the world.  The institute is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus and is the first organization to incorporate basic research, clinical research and clinical care for the benefit of people with Down syndrome.

This fundraiser is an important step towards helping the over 6,000 people in Colorado and millions worldwide who have Down syndrome.  Seating is limited so please sign up now!

For more information and to register, call Diana Moore at the Global Down Syndrome Foundation at 303-468-6663 or visit www.coloradojetset.com.

TABLE SPONSORS

Cessna Citation Columbus – $50,000

Debbi & Lee Alpert

Anna and John J. Sie Foundation

The Barton Family Foundation

Mike & Amber Fries/Liberty Global

Cookie & Lester Gold

Jules Haimovitz

Metropolitan Homes at the Vallagio

McDonnell Family Foundation

Jordon & Essie Perlmutter

Brandon & Jackie Perry

Ken Perry (in memoriam) & Jill Kappel

Sturm Family Foundation, Don & Sue Sturm

Cessna Citation X – $25,000 (and above)

MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation

The Whitten Family

Cessna Citation Sovereign – $15,000

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Randy, Susan & Greg Karsh/The Selix Family

Starz Entertainment

Wells Fargo

Cessna Citation Encore – $10,000

Sharon Magness Blake & Ernie Blake

The Children’s Hospital

Land Title Guarantee Company

Bob & Betsy Leighton

Lanny & Sharon Martin

University of Denver

Ricki & David Rest

Lisa & Carl Williams

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