American Cancer Society Announces Local Cancer Survivors to Model in Second Annual Cure By Design Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N. C. - The American Cancer Society announced models for the second annual Cure By Design event to be held in Charlotte on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Fillmore. Cure By Design brings the fashion, design and retail communities together with the local corporate community. The focus of this special evening is a fashion show that spotlights designer fashions and, more importantly, local cancer survivors modeling them. The survivor models demonstrate the progress being made in the fight against cancer and portray a message of hope for a cure.
The local cancer survivors who will walk the runway on March 23 are: Christine Appleton-Scott, Lake Wylie, S.C.; Catterina Calderon, Charlotte, N.C.; Torie Costa, Huntersville, N.C.; Daniel Dyszelski III, York, S.C.; Susan Falco, Matthews, N.C.; Marnie Howiler, Davidson, N.C.; Harry Jones, Charlotte, N.C.; Mari Merrill, Charlotte, N.C.; Jeffrey Palmer, Rock Hill, S.C.; Tammy Pompey-Ross, Shelby, N.C.; Thomas Pope, Charlotte, N.C.; Moira Quinn, Matthews, N.C.; Althea Ramey, Charlotte, N.C.; James Rhodes, Charlotte, N.C.; Lisa McIntire Shaw, Charlotte, N.C.; Vinita Shaw-Simmons, Charlotte, N.C.; Jennifer Steedman, Cornelius, N.C.; Deborah White, Rock Hill, S.C.; and Krista Willson, Charlotte, N.C.
"Because anyone can develop cancer, there is not one face of the disease," said Amy Vance, chief operating officer, Presbyterian Hospital, and honorary event chair. "Presbyterian is proud to sponsor such a wonderful night celebrating individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes who have battled cancer in the past or are currently battling it."
Cure By Design Charlotte is presented by Presbyterian Cancer Center with additional sponsorship provided by Adams Outdoor Advertising, Belk, Carocon, CBS Radio, Celgene, Charlotte Magazine Charlotte Mechanical, Classic Auctions, Ed Frazier Photography, JMT Photography, Macy’s, Monroe Crossing, Piedmont Natural Gas, Southeast Radiation Oncology Group (SERO), Spot on Graphix, Target Marketing, and WSOC-TV/TV 64.
Designers, retailers and beauty industry organizations supporting the event include: Brooks Brothers, Coplon’s, Elle VJ, Alex Garfield, Lilly Pulitzer, Lotus, Effie Loukas, Luis Machicao Couture, Mack and Mack, Monkee’s of Lake Norman, Peace of Cloth, Petal, Salon Tribeca, Scarlett, Shoe Zoo, Silver Fly, Split Second Sound & DJ Services, and Tommy Bahama.
The prestigious event will be held at the Fillmore and will include an elegant reception, live and silent auctions and the survivors’ fashion show. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Individual tickets are $125. Sponsorships in a variety of levels are also available. For further information, please visit curebydesigncharlotte.org or call 704-553-5350. For other American Cancer Society Cure By Design events in the South Atlantic, please visit curebydesign.org for Richmond, Va. or curebydesigndc.org for the Washington, D.C. area.
Pictured above: Harry Jones and Torie Costa. Both are models in this year's event.