On May 8, 2013, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation organized the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Gala in Washington DC. We were honored to have 25 models with Down syndrome, 25 Congressional reps – 10 as model escorts – various members of the National Institutes of Health, and celebrities such as Beverly Johnson, Kyra Phillips, John Roberts, Lesli Foster, and Madeleine Albright in attendance to support research and medical care for people with Down syndrome. Please enjoy the photos of this wonderful event and if you would like to purchase a photo, the proceeds will go to underwrite the important research that the Global Down Syndrome Foundation supports. Thanks for believing in our mission and work, and for believing in a brighter future for people with Down syndrome!