We especially want to share our deepest appreciation for such an absolutely OUTSTANDING BE BEAUTIFUL BE YOURSELF FASHION SHOW!!!! That was truly the best event ever. Such a highlight in David’s life and without question one of the most important experiences he will ever be fortunate enough to have. Just absolutely everybody and everything was top notch and truly WORLD CLASS!!!! A million thanks to you and your crew for doing such a tremendous job and putting on an amazing Fashion Show!!!!”
– Patricia Pearce, mother of 2018 model David

This year the event was amazing and went very smoothly. Overall a spectacular event. You are all amazing and I love working with you all. No matter what I’ll find the time to help with this event in future as well. “
– Patrick Hickey

Congratulations on the 10th Anniversary of the BBBY Fashion Show. I can’t believe how quickly time flies! It has come so far and your work with GLOBAL is more and more amazing each year. Thank you for all that you do!! “
– Lorii Rabinowitz, Denver Scholarship Foundation

WOW!! What a fantastic weekend we had! Everyone involved was so helpful, patient, thorough. And the events themselves (Friday and Saturday) were just beautiful and great fun. Congratulations to all of you and everyone else involved for such a successful gala.”
– Lili Byers, mother of 2018 model, Olivia

It goes without saying that everything you do is with style and is 1st class, but beyond that nobody can capture the spirit of why we are there like you can.”
– Erin Book Mullen

How is it possible for the event to get better and better? And just when I thought it was the best it could be!!!!”
– Ricki Rest

Congratulations on another wonderful Fashion Show. As always, the event was a lot of fun and a great success. It was wonderful to see all the models on the runway; they looked so happy! And all of them got such wonderful responses from the crowd.”
– Eric Benson

Thanks so much for inviting me to the GLOBAL Fashion Show this weekend! It was an amazing experience that I’ll never forget.”
– Kishore Vellody

Huge congratulations to you all! What an exceptional & magical evening! We are so grateful to have been part of such an amazing endeavor!
– Denise Snodgrass, mother of 2018 model Walt

What a beautiful evening it was! Congratulations to the GLOBAL team! You are truly changing the world of everyone whose lives are affected by Down syndrome. It’s been an amazing 9 years. I am so proud to have been able to see this all transpire!
– Kay Burke

What an incredible event! I feel so blessed by all GLOBAL does for Down Syndrome. After the event, I was so blessed to see all the participants and their accomplishments. My family are already interested in next year’s event. Thank you for all you do!
–Keren McElvy

Thank you for such an amazing experience and a very memorable event for us both! Thank you for such a priceless memory!
–Julie Duran, mother of 2018 model Loren

Thank you so much for the generous invitation to the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. Every year, I feel so privileged to be a part of your organization. Thank you for all the important work you do for our Down syndrome community
–Arwen Jackson, Speech-Language Pathologist & Feeding Specialist at the Anna and John J. Sie Center for Down Syndrome

All the thanks goes out to all of you for making such an incredible weekend!
The greatest! Best! Good feeling love fest!

– Nichole McGinley

I just heard of the financial success of your event over the weekend. Congratulations to GLOBAL for a fabulous evening! I am so pleased that my wife and I could join to learn more about the amazing work that you are doing.
–Will Cook, President and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital

Magnificent night at the Global Down Syndrome’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show! Congrats to Michelle Sie Whitten and Global Down Syndrome Foundation staff and volunteers!!
– Nancy Sevo

“I had the pleasure of attending the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show 2015.  I have attended the event for about 6-7 years and it is one of the most powerfully moving fundraisers in Denver. This year’s highlight was the presentation of the 2015 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award to Anna and John J. Sie. Anna (Italy) and John (China) were both immigrants to the U.S. and after a very successful business career have leveraged their financial and human capital to make the world a better place! It is amazing to think Colorado is the hub if all of this great work being done on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Congratulations and “Thank You” to Mr. and Mrs. Sie.”
– Andy Levy

THANK YOU so much for such a lovely evening! We had so much fun! We are so proud of all of the work that you guys are doing over there, and appreciate it more than you know!!”
– Amanda Booth

“We want to thank you all for the most amazing time!!! This weekend has been made of precious memories and fun. Thank you all so much for all the hard work you do and for treating Addie like a queen. She had the time of her life. The work you are doing is truly life changing. And we can’t say thank you enough!!!”
– Missy Holman, parent and Executive Director of DSF of SENM

“Thank you for all you do and for graciously welcoming us at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show. We had a fabulous time. It really was a highlight of the year! You must be so thankful and proud of your lab and your research. It really is amazing. Thank you!
– Jill Penafiel, University of Colorado Cancer Center

What an amazing experience at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show! We had so much fun being pals with the models!”
– Richelle Baker

Congratulations on your most successful Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show to date. An absolutely superb weekend was had by all. My family, Natalie and I so appreciate that you have made us apart of your Global Down Syndrome Foundation family.  It has enriched our lives more than you’ll ever know. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship and friendship.”
Beverly Johnson

Thank you for including me as a VIP Volunteer for Be Beautiful Be Yourself 2015.  It was a true honor to work alongside you three and to be involved in such a talented group of people.  The event was beautiful from venue, layout, guests and production.  You all did an amazing job putting that together.  It is the most impressive Gala I have seen this year.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it.”
– Kenzie Crow

The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show raises awareness and funding for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, benefitting the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome on the Anschutz Medical Campus.. The gala has been a successful and enjoyable way to raise money for an important cause. One of the highlights of the evening was a video featuring 2015 Ambassador Clarissa Capuano, a second-grader who was described by a classmate: ‘I think she is a lot more awesome than she is different.’”
– John Reilly, Dean of the CU School of Medicine

What a beautiful evening on so many levels.  Orchestrated so thoughtfully for the guests, so fun for the darling models, and so successful financially!  Thank you for all you do for the world!  We are honored to know you!!!”
– Debbi Alpert

Thank you so much for having us!  It was incredible and magical, like always.  You all do such an amazing job with this event, I am so honored to be a part of it!  It is truly my favorite night of the entire year!
– Angela Wood, Denver Broncos Cheerleader

We are blown away at the difference Global Down Syndrome Foundation has made.  A lot of us put time into things where we make some incremental enhancements to the thing we are helping.  It just seems like you have been able to leap frog the quality of life for this remarkable community of individuals.  Congrats again to you both and your whole family.”
– Mark Falcone

Thank you so much for the fantastic job you are doing on behalf of all individuals with Down Syndrome and their families.  The evening was joyous and beautifully done. Carrie will remember this always.”
– Will & Lois Lanier, Parents of 2015 Model, Carrie Lanier