Singer Cassadee Pope performed at Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s (Global) AcceptAbility Gala at the Ritz Carlton, Washington, DC. During the event, Global’s 2018 Ambassador, author, actor and self-advocate Frank Stephens helped present the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards to Congressman Tom Cole of Oklahoma and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut.
ABC’s Kyra Phillips served as Gala Emcee, Global Ambassadors DeOndra Dixon was present, and ‘Dancers with Down syndrome,’ part of Maryland-based RhythmXpress Inc. Dance Team also performed.
The event raised funds for life-changing research and life-saving medical care for children and adults with Down syndrome. Down syndrome is the most frequent chromosomal condition, affecting an estimated 400,000 Americans, but is one of the least-funded genetic condition by the National Institutes of Health.
Global is focused on raising funds to support research, educating the public about the importance of research funding, and showcasing the abilities of those with Down syndrome.
Global Down Syndrome Foundation. 3300 East First Ave. Suite 390, Denver, CO, 80206. (303) 321-6277.
*Cover Photo is Frank Stephens, Cassadee Pope and Congressman Tom Cole.