Jamie Foxx, Laura Linney, More Attend Global Down Syndrome Foundation Fashion Show, Gala Raises $2.5 Million

Jamie Foxx joined a long list of celebrities for a huge Global Down Syndrome Foundation event over the weekend.

Foxx, whose sister DeOndra has Down syndrome, has supported the organization from the start. The actor met with Henry Winkler and Laura Linney among others at the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

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The event, now in its 11th year, raised a record-breaking $2.5 million.

Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images for Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images for Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Amanda Booth, Eric Dane, Quincy Jones, and John C. McGinley were also in attendance.

The evening saw 22 models, who happen to have Down syndrome, rock the runway, with Quincy Jones himself presenting the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards (Q-Award) to supermodel Amanda Booth, a mother to Micah who has Down syndrome, and TV star and entrepreneur Megan Bomgaars.

Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images for Global Down Syndrome Foundation
Photo by Tom Cooper/Getty Images for Global Down Syndrome Foundation

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As the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world, the BBBY fashion show has now raised a cumulative $20 million.

Proceeds from the event help underwrite life-changing and life-saving research and medical care at Global’s affiliates: the Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and Rocky Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

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