2:20pm PT by Chris Gardner
Jeremy Renner to Join Colin Farrell at Global Down Syndrome Foundation Event
The Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) is finalizing details for its upcoming 10th anniversary of the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, confirming Jeremy Renner, Super Bowl 50 MVP Von Miller, actor and Global board member John C. McGinley and actress Amanda Booth to join this year's lineup.
The event, scheduled for Oct. 20 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, is the largest Down syndrome fundraiser in the world. Renner, Miller, McGinley and Booth join Global’s previously announced Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award winners Colin Farrell and Zack Gottsagen. Others confirmed to attend include Miss Colorado Ellery Jones, soccer player Sam Cronin, Denver Broncos players Justin Simmons, Ron Leary, Brandon McManus and past Q Award winner DeOndra Dixon.
Since the launch of the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, the event has raised north of $16 million, which has been funneled to research and care. “We work very hard,” said Global Down Syndrome Foundation president, CEO and co-founder Michelle Sie Whitten. “Global provides excellent medical care to over 1,500 patients from 28 states and 10 countries, has made groundbreaking research discoveries that will improve health outcomes and has successfully lobbied Congress to get our fair share of funding. On our 10th anniversary, we are filled with gratitude for the outstanding medical professionals, scientists, Congressional champions, Down syndrome partner organizations, celebrities and wonderful self-advocates and families who empower us to save and transform lives every day.”
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