SOURCE: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

February 24, 2014 11:21 ET

Global Down Syndrome Foundation Founder Michelle Sie Whitten to Be Honored at Excelsior Youth Center for Girls Triumphant FACES Gala 2014 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2014) - On Friday, March 7, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel will host Excelsior Youth Center's Triumphant FACES Gala 2014, honoring Michelle Sie Whitten, co-founder and executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Excelsior Youth Center created the Triumphant Woman award in 2008 to recognize women who have made the difficult journey of overcoming challenges to achieve greatness.

"We are thrilled to host this event," states Tony Dunn, the Sheraton Denver Downtown's General Manager and Foundation Board member for Excelsior Youth Center. "The Sheraton's philanthropy partnership with Excelsior is a great fit for our associates as we are able to provide the center in-kind donations as well as donations of volunteer labor and love."

Located on a 33-acre campus overlooking the Rocky Mountains in the Denver Metro area, Excelsior Youth Center provides a continuum of Residential and Community Based Services to more than 150 girls, ages 11-18, who come from a variety of unique backgrounds and situations. Excelsior has been serving young women both locally and nationwide since 1973. Excelsior's individualized programming, designed specifically for young women, gives girls hope for a brighter future. For additional information, see www.excelsioryc.org.

The Global Down Syndrome Foundation, (Global) is dedicated to significantly improving the lives of people with Down syndrome through research, medical care, education and advocacy. Global is critical to the establishment and the ongoing support of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome at the Anschutz Medical Campus. In just a few short years, the Crnic Institute is now the largest funder for Down syndrome research after the National Institutes of Health, and its clinical care arm, the Sie Center for Down Syndrome at Children's Hospital Colorado, is now the largest pediatric care center for children for Down syndrome in the United States. For additional information, see www.globaldownsyndrome.org.

Co-chairs for Triumphant FACES Gala 2014 include Maureen Regan Cannon, Bonnie Mandarich and Lois Paul. Ticket prices begin at $250 and are available by calling (303) 693-1550 x331 or email KarenR@excelsioryc.org.

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Denver at 1500 Court Place, on the 16th Street Pedestrian Mall, near shopping, dining and entertainment venues. For additional information, see www.sheratondenverdowntown.com

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