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Event date and time: May 8, 2013, 6:00 PM
Local models with Down syndrome star in the Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s May 8th Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala, a high-style fashion show taking place at the Ritz Carlton in DC to raise awareness about the chromosomal disorder affecting one in 691 babies. It features the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin, celebrities such as CNN’s Kyra Phillips and Fox News’ John Roberts, and members of Congress. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Chris Van Hollen will be honored. Tix 703-683-7500.
The event begins at 6 p.m. May 8 with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, the fashion show and a live auction at 7:15 p.m. Capping the evening will be a performance by “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin.