With only six weeks away from the event date, it’s about time we introduce you to Runway for Charity! On May 11th, 2013, A.K. Rikk’s, Design 1 Salon Spa, and Visbeen Architects will be hosting a fashion show raising money for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. I had the privilege of meeting a doctor who recently moved from overseas in order to work at the children’s hospital. He explained to me how vital philanthropy was for the cardiovascular department that is trying to expand so that they can stop being forced to send patients elsewhere. While construction is done for the outside of the shiny, new outside of the hospital, the inside of the hospital is still growing and is very much so reliable on charity. Please help us meet our goal at raising $100,000 for such a good cause!
So here’s the low-down on the event:
WHERE: A.K. Rikk’s: 6303 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
HOW MUCH: tickets can be bought at A.K. Rikk’s and at any Design 1 Salon Spa slaon. The easiest way to purchase them is online at: https://give.helendevoschildrens.org/runwayforcharity
WHEN: May 11th, 2013, from 7-11 pm
I know that Grand Rapids has had it’s fair share of fashion shows the past few years… but here are some reasons as to why this fashion show is different from the rest and THE event you do not want to miss:
1) THE RAFFLE: This is the biggest difference from last year’s fashion show, A RAFFLE. And it’s not the type of raffle where you win a year’s supply of Britta Filters (you only change those once every 36 weeks!!) or something else obscure. There are a variety of donated prizes in this raffle- all adding up to $100,000- do you know how crazy that is? And they are amazing prizes: a week’s stay in the Bahamas, a golf membership, gift certificates, a car lease, and more! Each raffle ticket is $100, and ONE TICKET WILL WIN! That’s it. Seriously. We only have a limited amount of raffle tickets to sell, so you better pick some up soon!
2)THE CLOTHES: We take such pride in having close relationships with customers. Through these close relationships we’ve not only all become friends through the years, but we also get to know their tastes, hobbies, and goals that help us choose clothing for them and their lives. At this fashion show, we get to display all of the wonderful brands and gorgeous clothing we choose for our customers. People can see their Kate Spade shoes they just bought a week ago on the runway, or perhaps the Isaia jacket they’ve been looking at the past month. It’s like seeing a necklace you bought or want to buy on some popular sitcom on TV. It’s a different way to present clothing to our customers.
3) THE PARTY: Let’s all be honest. There have been a couple charity events that we’ve all been to and it’s just a smidge boring. I’m sorry! It’s true. What’s so unique about this charity event is that it’s going to be quite the party. We have DJ SlimTim back for another event- and who here can raise their hand and say they’ve never danced their ass off when he was DJing (while maybe possibly being a little intoxicated- who knows)? But, before you’re all like- “but charity events have to be boring because… well they’re charity events!” we want to reiterate that 100% of the proceeds go to Helen DeVos Children’s hospital, and we want to celebrate that.
4) THE ENTERTAINMENT: Now I’m not going to give this one away because it should be a surprise but I will say that there will be some amazing entertainment so you won’t be sitting there for twenty minutes watching each model walk down the runway- reminding you that you skipped the gym yesterday and that was a big mistake. The fashion show is going to produced by Jerrad Matthew from The Matthew Agency. There will be entertainment mixed in, keeping things fast, upbeat, and not boring.
As something we’ve been working on for months, we are beyond excited for this event and we want you to share the experience with us. We hope you join us on May 11th!