NW Hope and Healing 'Style 14' fashion show will celebrate breast cancer survivors May 1
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On May 1, 30 breast cancer survivors will show their strength as they model the newest spring trends during Style ’14, Northwest Hope & Healing’s 12th Annual Fashion Show Benefit. The women will be accompanied by male models, men who have a close tie to the cause and have been touched in some way by breast cancer. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwest Hope & Healing (NWHH) Patient Assistance Fund in an effort to offer financial assistance to women battling breast cancer in the Puget Sound area. Over the last 14 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance fund has awarded grants to more than 2,000 women to help them get through breast cancer, and the annual fashion show has raised over $850,000 over the past eleven years, with a 2014 fundraising goal of $130,000. Doors open for the show at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Showbox SODO, 1700 1st Ave S, Seattle WA 98134.
This moving evening is filled with heartfelt camaraderie and emotional connections between survivors and supporters alike and will include an overview of NWHH’s Healing Programs, three prize drawings, the chance to make donations to fund-a-need (which provides essentials like groceries, gas, childcare or rent), followed by a runway fashion show featuring outfits from some of the hottest boutiques in theSeattle area including: Carmilia’s, Coastal Surf Boutique, West Seattle Runner, Twala Intimates, Road Apparel, Canopy Blue, Queen Anne Dispatch, W by Worth, Washington Athletic Club Sport Shop, 3 Wishes, Calypso St. Barth, Tatter’s, Blue Luna, and hair design by stylists from Ola Salon. This event is sponsored and supported by funding from Genentech and the Swedish Cancer Institute.
Kristina Dahl, diagnosed in 2005, says “When I was diagnosed with cancer, my daughter was two years old. While I underwent treatment, it took a village of friends and family to keep me afloat, helping with childcare, meals, and so much more. Every woman deserves and needs that kind of support. Fighting cancer was hard enough, a woman going through it shouldn't have to do it alone.” Shari Sewell, Executive Director of NWHH says “NWHH programs are significant because we step in to pay the rent and to keep food on the table, as women fight for their lives.”
Linda Sabee, proprietor of Carmilia's in West Seattle has been involved with the event since its inception and will once again return to help coordinate the fashion show for the 12th consecutive year. Tickets prices range from $50 to $1,000. $50 for General Admission at 7pm; $125-$200 for VIP Admission at 6:30 p.m.; and $1,000 for a Top Model Table which includes four VIP tickets, 6:30 p.m. admission, deluxe goody bags, reserved front row table seating. All VIP guests will receive a thank you gift, appetizers and a champagne reception. For more information or to purchase tickets visit: http://www.nwhopeandhealing.org/events.html
To view a brief video from a previous show, please visit: http://vimeo.com/41549832