Bert has been selected to model in Global Down Syndrome Foundation’s , the largest fundraiser for Down syndrome in the world! On Sat. Nov 2nd, Bert will rock the runway with celebrity escorts in front of over 1,400 guests. Event proceeds go toward Down syndrome research and medical care, studying co-occurring conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.
An inspiration to his friends and family, Bert is a voice for the Down syndrome community. He and his sister Rejena rally their troops wherever they go. For 4 consecutive years, “Team Bertinator” was ranked one of the largest and top fundraising teams for the Best Buddies Friendship Walk in NYC.
When Rejena moved to Denver and began working for the , the dynamic duo expanded their efforts. Bert worked as a greeter for Global's Fashion Show in 2018 and is an eager participant in the Crnic Insitute's biobank, studying the unique disease spectrum in Down syndrome.