Children's Health

Down syndrome 'Be Beautiful' fashion show raises $2.1 million

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 12: NFL star Peyton Manning walks down the runway with one of the many models during , during the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's 2016 'Be Beautiful, Be Yourself' fashion show at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 12, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. A night of advocacy, and empowerment, the event is the single largest fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome in the world, having raised over $12 million to date.  (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

DENVER, COLORADO - NOVEMBER 12: NFL star Peyton Manning walks down the runway with one of the many models during , during the Global Down Syndrome Foundation's 2016 'Be Beautiful, Be Yourself' fashion show at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on November 12, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. A night of advocacy, and empowerment, the event is the single largest fundraiser benefitting people with Down syndrome in the world, having raised over $12 million to date. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)  (Copyright - 2016 The Denver Post, MediaNews Group.)

Movie stars Jamie Foxx, Hilary Swank and Queen Latifah were among celebrities sharing the catwalk with models with Down syndrome for a fundraiser that brought in $2.1 million for research and medical care.

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Foxx, whose sister DeOndra Dixon has Down syndrome, said the aim of the "Be Beautiful, Be Yourself" fashion show in Denver, Colorado on Saturday was to "raise more money, raise awareness so we can attack this situation and bring eyes to it."

Organizers said the event is the single largest fundraiser benefiting people with Down syndrome. It was hosted by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation.