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Northwest Hope And Healing Fashion Show At Showbox In SODO

If Seattle fashion is your thing, you will definitely want to attend the Style ’12Northwest Hope & Healing’s 10th Annual Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! Fashion Show Benefit this year at the Showbox in SODO. This is the 10th Annual Show, and it celebrates breast cancer survivors, supports local businesses, and is both fun and fulfilling to attend.

Photo Credit: Brian Kaznyik

On May 3, more than 30 breast cancer survivors will show their strength as they model the newest spring  style. The women will be accompanied by 16 male models, men who have a close tie to the cause and have been touched in some way by breast cancer. Three-time breast cancer survivor, Tracy Dart, is keynote speaker, and has worked tirelessly to raise funds for breast cancer research and prevention since being diagnosed for the first time in 2008.

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 12 years, the Northwest Hope & Healing Patient Assistance Fund has awarded grants to 1,589 women to help them get through breast cancer and the annual fashion show has raised over five hundred thousand dollars over the past nine years, with a 2012 fundraising goal of a hundred thousand dollars.

Doors open for the show at 7 p.m. and will be held at the Showbox SODO. 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), and an exciting runway fashion show, featuring outfits from some of the hottest boutiques in the Seattle area including: Carmilia’s, Sweetie, Coastal Surf Boutique, West Seattle Runner, Howard & Marge, Canopy Blue, Butch Blum, Road Apparel, Chloe and Dillon, Pink Ginger, Kick It Boots & Stompwear, Blue Luna, Asher Goods, Tatters and Ola Salon.

Photo Credit: Sarah Halston

“The fashion show is incredibly moving because the women on stage are a true symbol of hope,” says Shari Sewell, Executive Director of NWHH.  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 10th consecutive year. Rachel Karlin, owner of Ola Salon, and also a great supporter of the event adds, “Ola Salon is honored and privileged to be a part of such an inspiring event 10 years running.”

This will certainly be an event to remember, and there is still time to get your tickets and support an important cause that affects us all. All VIP guests will receive a thank you gift, appetizers and a champagne reception. All STYLE ’12 guests will receive a bottle of Talking Rain Sparkling Ice as they leave. You can even view a video of last year’s runway event HERE.

WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2012.
Feel Good VIP Admission at 6:30 p.m.
General Admission at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Showbox SODO
1700 1st Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
Ph. 206-652-0444

TICKETS: From $40 to $135. For more information click here.

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