Madeline Stuart to be awarded The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award


Madeline Stuart, Australia’s international Supermodel with Down syndrome, will be awarded the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award for her achievements in fashion as a model and designer.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation was honored when music icon Quincy Jones agreed to be the Foundation’s first International Spokesperson. Through the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, Quincy recognized immediately that the disparity of funding for research for people with Down syndrome, even amongst the differently-abled, is first and foremost about human and civil rights.

To this end, Quincy worked with the Foundation to establish the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. The Foundation established this award in honor of Quincy’s life-changing leadership in humanitarian efforts to help the disadvantaged. The award recognizes those who have championed people who are differently-abled, including people with Down syndrome, in several categories such as humanitarian work, self-advocacy, and public service.

The Foundation is deeply appreciative of Quincy Jones and the outstanding recipients of the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.  The award has been previously awarded to the likes of  Jamie Foxx, Frank Stephens and Jamie Brewer.

Madeline will be awarded at the  The Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel on November 11.

The Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show is a fundraiser for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation benefiting the Crnic Institute for Down Syndromeon the Anschutz Medical Campus and the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children’s Hospital Colorado.