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With a Performance by Multi-Platinum Pop Artist Andy Grammer and a
Prelude Performance by The Ransom Notes at the Annual AcceptAbility Gala
in DC

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#AcceptAbilitylt;/agt;–The Global
Down Syndrome Foundation’s
annual AcceptAbility Gala will take place
on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall
from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Global will present its prestigious Quincy
Jones Exceptional Advocacy Awards
to Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and honor Ambassador and
self-advocate CC Mullen with live music from multi-platinum pop artist
Andy Grammer and performances from The Ransom Notes, RhythmXpress, and



Honorees Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Congresswoman Cheri Bustos
(D-IL), and Ambassador CC Mullen; Performance by multi-platinum
pop artist Andy
and prelude performances by The
Ransom Notes
, RhythmXpress,
and Devenio.
Other notables such as Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK), Congresswoman
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Congressman Pete Stauber (R-MN)
and more.



The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s (Global) annual AcceptAbility
raises funds for life-saving and transformative research
and medical care for children and adults with Down syndrome. The
Gala is also an opportunity for Global to honor an Ambassador, and
to present the Quincy
Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award
to members of Congress
who have championed increased funding for Down syndrome research
at the National Institutes of Health.



Wednesday, May 22, 2019; 6:00pm – 10:00pm.


Hilton Washington DC National Mall, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW,
Washington DC, 20024.


Down syndrome is the leading cause of developmental delay in the
U.S., yet it is often overlooked by the federal government. The
Global Down Syndrome Foundation is the lead advocacy non-profit
working with self-advocates, congressional champions and the
National Institutes of Health to advance Down syndrome research that
will lead to elongation of life and improved quality of life.

For more information visit

About Global Down Syndrome Foundation

Established in 2009, Global Down Syndrome Foundation (Global) is a
non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to saving and transforming the lives of
people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education, and
advocacy. Global is part of a network of affiliates who work together to
deliver on our mission, supporting hundreds of scientists and medical
care professionals. Global’s affiliates include the Sie Center for Down
Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado, the Crnic Institute for Down
Syndrome at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Rocky
Mountain Alzheimer’s Disease Center, and a new pilot Adult Clinic. For
more information, visit
and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter @GDSFoundation,
Instagram @globaldownsyndrome).


Shawn Flaherty, [email protected],
C: (703) 554-3609
Ed Mullen, [email protected],
C: (202) 329-4855