2017 Downright Beautiful Fashion Show Raises Over $34,000
On a beautiful spring day on Sunday, March 26, at Warehouse 215 @ Bentley Projects in Phoenix, twenty three of the most stylish kids around walked the runway for the 4th Annual Downright Beautiful Fashion Show.
Models wore the latest spring styles featured from Dillard’s children and junior departments and had their hair and makeup done by stylists from Rolf’s Salon. Each one of these models was or is a current patient of the Pediatric Down syndrome Clinic at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and this year’s event raised over $34,000 for the Clinic. Models were introduced on the runway by the event’s emcee, ABC15 News anchor, Katie Raml. Read more on our blog.
About the Downright Beautiful Fashion Show
All proceeds benefit the Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic, part of Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
About the clinic: The Pediatric Down Syndrome Clinic at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinic focused on the coordinated care and management of children with Down syndrome. The clinic opened in 2013, supplements the routine medical care provided by the child’s primary care physician. They support the family, ensure comprehensive care of the child, and support the Primary Pediatrician.
Developmental Pediatrics is joined by Genetics, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy and Speech therapy to provide a holistic and comprehensive evaluation of each patient. A virtual team of specialists is also available including, but not limited to, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Ophthalmology, Psychiatry and Pulmonology.
Our Program Coordinator is dedicated to helping families coordinate their subspecialty medical needs, therapies, school services and community resources. Robin Blitz, MD a developmental-behavioral pediatrician leads the Down Syndrome Clinic with Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Beth Trevino, MD a developmental pediatrician is fluent in Spanish, will also follow up with patients. The Down Syndrome Clinic, the only one in the state, is funded entirely through community support.