Tears of happiness and sadness sprung to my eyes as I flipped through photographs of our amazing event, Funding Through Fashion For The Cure that took place on Monday, November 19th at the Gemini Sportsplex.
In case you are not familiar with the event, the staff of Once Upon A Time Weddings put together a little fashion show to raise money for breast cancer. Most of the proceeds went to help out Lisa Cornish and her family. Lisa is a beautiful, young woman fighting a heroic fight against an aggressive breast cancer. Before Lisa's fight is over she will face six months of chemotherapy and six months of radiation and multiple surgeries. Lisa courage and faith in the odds of such sickness and hardship is a testimony and encouragement to so many people. While preparing and running this event, my staff repeated said to me, "Erin you couldn't have picked a better person to do this fundraiser for." Even in the midst of her chemotherapy, Lisa was right there alongside our staff helping prepare for the event.
Although the chemo and radiation is covered by OHIP, anyone who has fought this battle knows that the additional drug costs and expenses can add up quickly. In order for Lisa to stay healthy and avoid blood transfusions and constant hospital visits for infections, she requires an injection after each treatment. This medication is not covered by OHIP and costs roughly $2600 every three weeks. My personal goal is running this fundraiser was to raise enough money to help with one of those injections. And I'm happy to say that through so many people's generousity and support of this event, we were able to donate $3000 to Lisa and her family.
The evening consisted of fashion from Giant Tiger, Once Upon A Time Weddings, Star is Born & Bud Gowan Formal Wear. Pictured below are some fashions from Giant Tiger, who has a wide range of clothing from women's to men's and baby to teens. Giant Tiger is located at 360 Caradoc St. South in Strathroy or online at www.gianttiger.com. We really appreciated having Giant Tiger's support for this fundraiser.
A huge thank you to Rebecca Nash of Rebecca Nash Photography (www.rebeccanashphotography.com) for attending the event and capturing all the moments of the event. Rebecca is your London, Ontario Wedding, Portrait, and Fine Art Photographer based out of her home studio in London. Rebecca can be contacted through her website or on her facebook fan page www.facebook.com/rebeccanashphotography.
A huge thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated of their time, resources and gifts to our silent auction. We appreciate all your love & support. A big thank you to all of our gorgeous models as well. An event like this couldn't come together without the help and effort of so many people - so thank you to all those involved. Thank you also to those from far away and close by who couldn't attent the event, but purchased tickets to show their support.
To see more photographs from the event please visit Rebecca Nash Photography's page here https://www.facebook.com/#!/rebeccanashphotography/photos_stream.