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Sixth Annual Couture for a Cause Event to Benefit Children's Cancer Connection Held Sunday, April 8, 2018

March 5, 2018

DES MOINES, IA — The sixth annual Couture for a Cause fashion-forward fundraising event will take place 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Willis Auto Campus Lexus Showroom, 2121 NW 100th St, Clive, IA 50325. The event is a volunteer-organized brunch and runway fashion show benefiting the Children’s Cancer Connection. Tickets are $50 for adults ($60 day-of), $25 for Children’s Cancer Connection Families, $25 for children (ages 5 – 12) and $25 for Children’s Cancer Connection Families.

The event includes a fashion show featuring children and families facing childhood cancer. The models will showcase clothing and accessories from local retailers. There is also a silent auction, brunch catered by Hy-Vee and a mimosa bar donated by RoCA. This year’s presenting sponsor is Businessolver. Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the event, please visit: http://childrenscancerconnection.org/fundraising/couture-for-a-cause.html

Last year’s event raised more than $70,000 for the Children’s Cancer Connection, a Des Moines-based organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for Iowa families affected by childhood cancer, by providing programs for education, recreation and support. Examples include: Camps & Retreats, Hospital-Based Programs, Support Services & Family Outings and Survivorship Services.

This year's event committee includes: Sarah Heinrich and Lori Willis (co-chairs), Sophia S. Ahmad, Jodie Bice, Amelia Boggess, Lauren Caleb, Michelle Capobianco, Gina DePhillips, Julie DePhillips, Niki DePhillips, Aimee Dietzenbach, Heather Hale, McKenzi King, Shelby Klinkenborg, Marcy Klipfel, Erin Krehbiel, Peggy Krueger, Phonsavanh Sullins, Stephanie Masters, Jessica Meisner, Anne Pearson, Lauren Rasmussen, Jaime Secory, Liz Smith, Katie Ward, Jenn Willis and Casee Woodley.

“Couture for a Cause is not a day about cancer. It's a day about family, community and sharing a journey. It's a day about self-expression and inner beauty outwardly shown in a really fun way. As a nurse, there's nothing better than to see a patients and their families outside of the hospital with giant smiles and happy hearts as they walk the runway,” said Jenn Willis, Couture for a Cause Committee member and Blank Children’s Hospital nurse.

For more information or to interview any of the organizers or models, please contact Lori Willis at sophiasahmad@gmail.com or (609) 213-2799.

About Children’s Cancer Connection

Children’s Cancer Connection serves all families affected by childhood cancer who are living, treated, or diagnosed in the state of Iowa, regardless of treatment outcome by providing emotional support through camps and retreats, hospital programs and support services.