Actress Jamie Brewer of American Horror Story received the “2015 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award” from Global Down Syndrome Foundation.
Jamie Brewer, a fan favorite over multiple seasons of the EMMY winning FX Television Series “American Horror Story,” has received the 2015 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award from Global Down Syndrome Foundation (www.globaldownsyndrome.org). She has accepted the award at the 7th annual “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” FashionShow at the Colorado Convention Center held on October 24, 2015, in Denver, CO.
The “Be Beautiful Be Yourself” Fashion Show is the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the nation, attracting more than 1,200 guests each year. The celebrity gala has raised $9.5 million for Down syndrome research, medical care, advocacy and education. In addition, it has raised widespread awareness for the alarming disparity of funding for people with Down syndrome while successfully emphasizing their abilities. Many celebrities were in attendance to escort the models down the runway such as Beau Bridges, Minka Kelly, Terrence Howard, John McGinley and Jamie Fox. As well as being cohosted by Extra Tv’s correspondt Jerry Penacoli.
Jamie Brewer is no stranger to the runway as she was the first person with Down Syndrome to walk New York Fashion Week at last years show featuring the designs of Carrie Hammer.
She has recently been named the Ambassador to “Changing The Face of Beauty” a foundation dedicated to equal representation of people with disabilities in advertising and media worldwide.(www.changingthefaceofbeauty.org). Founded by Katie Driscoll a mother of 6 whose daughter having Down Syndrome motivated her to learn photography to change the face of beauty. They intend on changing the perception of ‘beauty’ worldwide and insuring opportunity in advertisement for people with every ability.