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Social Sightings covers the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's Be Beautiful Be Yourself DC Gala in May 2014.


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    Be Beautiful Be Yourself 2014 Global Down Syndrome Foundation DC GalaThe Global Down Syndrome Foundation DC Gala was held here in Washington, DC at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel . Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Kansans Senator Jerry Moran were awarded the 2014 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards from the Global Down Syndrome Foun-dation. This years Ambassador was Katherine Felicia Norton. The children owned the runway and strutted their stuff. CNN Correspondent, Kyra Phillips was the evenings Mistress of Ceremonies, Leona Lewis (Multi-platinum singer-songwriter) provided entertainment. Celebrity escorts for the event were Lesli Foster (WUSA 9 News) and John Roberts (Fox News). Ciera Nicole Butts (Miss DC USA and Miss Maryland came out to show support. The Be Beautiful Be Yourself models were Michelle Andrade, Gabriela Bautista, DeOndra Dixon, Charlotte Fonfara-LaRose, Julie Amanda Green, Brandon Gruber, Kendra Hager, Hannah Darneana Hart, Ashley Lucas, Kelly Lyons, Mary Miller, Devin Mitchell, Jose Luis Moreno-Campuzano, Katherine Felicia Norton, Michael Jahi Queen, Cole Rodgers, Alex Sessions, Frank Stephens, and Kegan Turner. Michelle Sie Whitten is the Executive Director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. For more information go to WWW.

    The 2014 Be Beautiful Be Yourself Models

    Honoree Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton2014 Recipient of the Quincy Jones

    Exceptional Advocacy Award

    (L-R) Frank Stephens & Michelle Andradeown the runway for the night

    Photo Left Dr. Yvonne Maddox

    (Deputy Director NICH)

    (L-R) The Nortons with the 2014 Global Down Syndrome Foundation Ambasador Ms. Katherine Felicia


    (L-R) Dr. Margaret Muggy Do of the Art & Drama Therapy Institute, Inc. (ADTI) with Hon. Norton, Katherine Felicia

    Norton & guest

    Photo Right

    Celebrity Escort Lesli Foster (WUSA 9 News) with two of the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Models

    (L-R) Celebrity Escort John Roberts (Fox News senior National Correspondent) with a guest model

    DeOndra Dixon with her famous brother Jamie Fox

    Is Everywhere!

    (L) Leona Lewis (Multi-platinum singer-Songwriter) & Kyra Phillips (Event MC & CNN


    Brian Keith Calevro(Executive Bloomingdales)

    (L-R) Kyra Phillips (Event MD & NCC Anchor) ) & 2014 Ambassador & Hon.

    Elenaor Holmes Norton, & Michelle Sie Whitten (Ex. Dir. Global Down Syn-

    drome Foundation)

    (L-R) Ciera Nicole Butts (Miss DC USA), Chris-tina Denny (2013 Miss


    Honoree Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kansans) 2014 Recipi-ent of the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy