The American Cancer Society has selected the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia Maureen McDonnell to serve as honorary chair for this year’s Cure by Design Survivor Fashion Show taking place in Short Pump on September 24th. This year over 38,000 Virginians will be diagnosed with cancer and over 14,000 will die from the […]
The American Cancer Society has selected the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Virginia Maureen McDonnell to serve as honorary chair for this year’s Cure by Design Survivor Fashion Show taking place in Short Pump on September 24th.
This year over 38,000 Virginians will be diagnosed with cancer and over 14,000 will die from the disease. McDonnell was selected as honorary chair because she represents all of the families affected by cancer including her own.
“It will be a night to remember and a chance for us all to come together to raise the funds necessary to fight the disease that affects far too many people every year,” Mrs. McDonnell said.
Planned to take place at the Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa in Short Pump on September 24, Cure by Design is an event in which the Richmond fashion, design and retail communities join forces to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The main event of the evening is a fashion show featuring designer fashions from fashion designers and local retailers modeled by cancer survivors of all ages. The event will last from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., with the itinerary including a cocktail reception, silent auction, survivor fashion show, live auction, and a survivor reception. Guests will enjoy the chance to bid on exciting auction packages, such as weekend getaways, restaurants, wines, jewelry and original art. Tickets are on sale now for $125 each.
A cast of nearly 50 local survivor models including men, women and children will walk the runway to celebrate the diversity of cancer survivorship. The advertisements for this year’s Cure by Design, photographed by Kristie Bradley, spotlight one of the event’s survivor models Chris Garrett.
Featured National designers include Alex Garfield, Johnathan Kayne and Tommy Hilfiger. Eveyln Bagala who is a Richmond-based designer will also be highlighted. Featured local retailers include Buttons & Bows, Eurotrash, Franco’s Fine Clothier, La Grande Dame, Pink, Saxon Shoes and The French Boutique.
Those who wish to purchase Cure by Design tickets should visit the event’s website, curebydesign.org, where they have the choice of placing an online order using a credit card. Tickets can also be purchased at the local American Cancer Society office.