Designing a cure: Shopping luncheon to feature fashion show
Putting a fashionable foot forward to the end of breast cancer, the nonprofit Not My Daughter…find a cure now! will host its fourth annual “Shopping Boutique and Luncheon” Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event, taking place at Heron Bay Marriott,11775 Heron Bay Blvd.,Coral Springs, will take a turn on the runway this year by featuring a one-of-a kind fashion show presented by students from the The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. The fashion presentation will include a full roster of shopping, food and entertainment.
All proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Miami/Fort Lauderdale Affiliate).
Creating a fun and unique day is the goal for the more than 500 guests expected to attend the engaging event. Featuring a “Project Runway” style fashion presentation, students in the fashion design program at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale have been enlisted to create spectacular, unique designs for models and young children to showcase during the luncheon fashion show. Additionally, the fashion students have created and selected scarves that will be sold in pairs, exclusively at the event.
Returning for the second time to perform are teen pop/country rising stars Jenny and Ashley Cooke of The Lockets, and DJ Chris Cruz will take the stage as master of ceremonies.
Sponsors include Blow and Go - Blow Dry Salon, Mary Kay Cosmetics and HCA.
Not My Daughter…find a cure now! is driven by its mission to eradicate breast cancer and finds inspiration in the next generation. Led by Denyse Hostig, the volunteer-run organization has raised more than $215,000 since it began nearly four years ago.
“Not My Daughter…find a cure now! is about making a difference for the future,” Hostig said. “We are so honored to be featuring the work of the talented students from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. Their talents, creativity and promise motivates us to continue the fight to end this dreaded disease.”
Tickets are $75 per person. For more information and tickets, visit www.notmydaughter.org.
Jordyn Gelb, left, and Alexa Wachsman
Lori Bender, left, and Denyse Hostig
Jenny Cooke, left, and Ashley Cooke