BY SCOTTIE TAYLOR IVERSONCOMMUNITY EDITORRita and Navin Dimond’s The Jacquard Hotel in Cherry Creek was the venue for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) kickoff for its signature, award-winning Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show to be held Saturday, November 2 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. This exceptional event is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the nation, attracts more than 1.400 guests and has raised $20 million for life-changing and life-saving Down syndrome research, medical care, education and advocacy. The celebrity cast includes many models with Down syndrome on the runway and special guests (work in progress) such as music icon Quincy Jones, Global Ambassador DeOndra Dixon, high-profile local stars with past event chairs and a high-level leadership circle. Beneficiaries are: Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center (both on the Anschutz Medical Campus) and the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado. For more information: 303-321.6277 or globaldownsyndrome.org.
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