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Global Down Syndrome Foundation Honors Congressional Champions Senator Roy Blunt, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos, and Ambassador CC Mullen


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

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 Devenio.



Honorees Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL), and Ambassador CC Mullen; Performance by multi-platinum pop artist Andy Grammer 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 Gala 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.

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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 globaldownsyndrome.org and follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter @GDSFoundation, Instagram @globaldownsyndrome).

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