When: Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Crowne Plaza Resort, 1 Resort Drive. $35. Info: http://www.hopechestforwomen.org or 418-1344.
Why: Cancer survivors will get dolled up for The Hope Chest for Women's fashion show, auction and luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 7. Models, including breast cancer survivor Elnora Thompson (pictured), will strut down the runway wearing everything from running gear to high fashion. Belk will provide the duds and Carmen! Carmen! will gussy up the models with hair and makeup.
The Hope Chest for Women provides financial assistance for local women who struggle with the economic difficulties of breast and gynecological cancer treatments. The organization also supports wellness education and cancer prevention programs in schools and health fairs.
"The Hope Chest has assisted hundreds of women in WNC counties with prescriptions, medical bills, gas, lymphedema garments and other expenses incurred due to the cost of their cancer treatment," says the nonprofit's website.
As part of the organization's fundraising efforts, the Here's Hope luncheon will include door prizes and an auction. Items include original artwork, handcrafted jewelry, spa treatments and more. Celebrate the vitality and perseverance of women affected by cancer while honoring The Hope Chest for Women's efforts to help survivors focus on healing, rather than the economic challenges of fighting cancer.
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