LAWRENCE — Central Catholic Excessive Faculty college students could also be wielding a singular weapon within the battle in opposition to most cancers.
They are going to be demonstrating the newest kinds in attire Saturday evening from 6:30 to eight:30 within the Central Catholic Excessive Faculty Memorial Gymnasium.
This 12 months’s Catwalk4Cancer Trend Present will increase cash for the Anna Jaques Hospital Most cancers Heart and Lucy’s Love Bus, a nonprofit group that helps youngsters with most cancers acquire remedies equivalent to acupuncture, therapeutic massage, horseback using and artwork and music remedy.
Central Catholic college students have continued this annual act of charity since 2008 and are on the brink of current the 10th annual Catwalk4Cancer Trend Present.
Tickets price $20 and could be bought on-line at www.centralcatholic.net.
The present will function 150 fashions, together with college students, lecturers and most cancers survivors who will probably be demonstrating the newest kinds in clothes.
Initially, a lot of the college students who modeled for the present have been ladies – however that is been altering in recent times. Three younger males who will probably be modeling trendy clothes Saturday night just lately spoke to The Eagle-Tribune.
Seniors Andrew Veilleux, Zachary Chase and Matthew Gangi are all from Methuen. Veilleux and Chase have been modeling for the present since their freshman 12 months whereas their pal Gangi will make his debut Saturday.
Veilleux stated the survivor section of the present, when individuals who have received their battles in opposition to most cancers are featured, is probably the most touching occasion of the night. He will probably be escorting his grandmother, Barbara Zraket, on the catwalk.
She is in her 39th cancer-free 12 months. She survived breast most cancers.
Chase stated Catwalk4Cancer is an pleasing in addition to a humanitarian exercise.
Gangi, the newcomer among the many male fashions, stated when he attended the present final 12 months, “It obtained me motivated.”
When Veilleux and Chase modeled for the present throughout their freshman 12 months, they have been the one male college students. This 12 months there will probably be 10, they stated.
Deysha Santiago, a senior from Lawrence, is working behind the scenes as one of many organizers. Her duties embrace deciding on the music that may accompany the fashions as they strut their stuff.
Santiago aspires to turn into a pediatric oncologist, she stated. Her ambition is motivated by her grandmother, who died of most cancers.
Like Veilleux, Kailee Deabay, a Haverhill senior who’s dealing with public relations for the present, stated the survivor section is probably the most transferring a part of the present.
“It is such a hopeful occasion,” she stated.
Santiago stated the present normally attracts greater than 1,000 individuals.
David DeFillippo, director of communications for Central Catholic, stated the scholars do the majority of the organizing, he stated.
The chairperson for this 12 months’s present is Sarah Berube, a senior.
“The children are working like bees to get each element nailed down,” DeFillippo advised The Eagle-Tribune. Greater than 250 college students are concerned within the planning for the April 1 present, he stated.
Phillip Picardi, who based Catwalk4Cancer, will probably be a visitor at this 12 months’s present. He graduated from Central Catholic in 2009 and is now digital editorial director for Teen Vogue journal.
Stephanie Fronduto, a 2011 Central Catholic graduate and a most cancers survivor, will give the keynote tackle. Fronduto graduated from Boston Faculty and works as a session assistant on the Memorial Sloan Kettering Most cancers Heart in New York Metropolis.
A number of companies, together with Stylish Consignment, Dresscode, Giblees, TJX Firms and Keep Optimistic, have offered “main assist” for the present, in accordance with DeFillippo. The theme is “10 Years Tonight – Have fun the Struggle.”