The Friends of Down Syndrome recently held its annual style show, bringing out fans from across the region to support the models and the organization.
Held Sunday, Oct. 27, “All Gussied Up 2019” cast a spotlight on Houston-area models with Down syndrome. The third-annual event drew more than 200 people to Audi Central Houston at 2120 Southwest Freeway in Houston.
The late-October event capped Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
“All Gussied Up” was produced by fashion event producers Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Klosz Bonar.
According to a news release, the “inspiring models showed off an array of fall fashions from Dillard’s, All Gussied Up’s fashion sponsor.”
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Proceeds from “All Gussied Up” benefit Friends of Down Syndrome and the Down Syndrome Academy in Houston.
The honorary chair for the event was Leisa Holland-Nelson. Ray Valdez and Kim Winkelmayer served as event chairs.
The nonprofit’s next major event will be the Cinderella Ball, held at the Norris Conference Center in CityCentre Houston, on March 21, 2020, to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.
For more information, visit friendsofdownsyndrome.org or call 281-989-0345.
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