Sunday, July 15, 2012

Actors Scott Grimes and Bob Guiney to Perform at GDSF's Fashion Show, Featuring Models with Down Syndrome


     

SOURCE: Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF)


WHAT
Models with Down syndrome--escorted by members of Congress--will star in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's (GDSF) Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Preview, a fundraiser designed to raise awareness about the chromosomal disorder affecting one in 691 babies. This high-style evening also features a musical performance by Hollywood actors Scott Grimes and Bob Guiney and fashions from Robcyns Children's Clothes and Accessories.


WHEN
July 19, 2012, 6:30-8:30pm


WHERE
Sewall-Belmont House 144 Constitution Avenue, NE, DC


WHO
-- Models with Down syndrome, including GDSF Ambassador (and Jamie Foxx's sister) DeOndra Dixon, accompanied by four members of Congress and actors Bob Guiney (The Bachelor) and Scott Grimes (ER)
-- Celebrity musical act: Scott Grimes and Bob Guiney, who perform with Band from TV, a group of television actors who donate their performance proceeds to charities
-- Dr. Huntington Potter, newly appointed Director of Alzheimer Disease Research, Department of Neurology and the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome, University of Colorado School of Medicine
-- Members of Congress including the Honorable: John Barrow, Ann Marie Buerkle, Michael Burgess, John Carney, Bill Cassidy, Geoff Davis, Diana DeGette, Cory Gardner, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ed Perlmutter, Jared Polis, Scott Rigell, Pete Sessions, Scott Tipton, and Chris Van Hollen


WHY
Down syndrome is the most frequent chromosomal disorder affecting an estimated 400,000 Americans, but is the least funded genetic condition by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), securing a mere 0.0007 percent of NIH's 2011 $31 billion budget. GDSF is focused on raising funds and educating the public and leaders about the discrepancy in research funding for the disorder as well as the abilities and achievements of those with the condition.


HOW
Tickets start at $150 for people who have a family member with Down syndrome and $250 for general public admission and can be purchased at http://www.globaldownsyndrome.org/ or by calling 703-683-7500.


CONTACT
To cover the event, please contact Shawn Flaherty at 703-544-3609.

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