Where does the money go?

The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is the annual marquee fundraiser for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation with proceeds benefiting medical care and research at the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, the CU Alzheimer’s & Cognition Center, and the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado, all on the Anschutz Medical Campus, and the Adult Clinic at Denver Health.

How does somebody become a model?

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show model auditions are held every Spring. Individuals with Down syndrome ages 7 and older are invited to audition. No experience is necessary, and we encourage everyone to audition for this unforgettable experience! More information can be found here.

How can I volunteer at the event?

Due to the shift to a virtual program this year, volunteers will not be needed at the capacity we typically require. If you’re interested in supporting the event, please contact for ways you can still participate or contribute!

If I cannot attend, what other ways can I support the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show?

Make a Donation! Your donation will fund life-changing research and medical care benefiting people with Down syndrome. You will also be supporting health and wellness programs that make a difference in the lives of those with Down syndrome.

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