WINDHAM — College students and college from throughout the district will companion with the neighborhood and native companies to host the eight annual Kinds and SMILES Charity Vogue Present at Windham Excessive subsequent month.
Proceeds from the April 15 occasion will likely be donated to the Nationwide Avon Breast Most cancers Basis, the place they’re going to assist pay for mammograms, instructional outreach packages and analysis grants.
The style present has been hosted since the highschool opened, and $18,000 has since been raised for the trigger.
Scholar fashions will sport spring garments and formal put on supplied by native companies, together with T-shirts specifically designed for the occasion. A section of the present will likely be devoted to survivors, giving every a second within the highlight.
Since 2009, the SMILES Group Service Membership has been devoted to Spreading Significant Irreplaceable Life Expertise Selflessly, because the acronym explains. From organizing Janitorial Appreciation Day to internet hosting the style present, members of the membership busy themselves with volunteer work all through the college yr.
Many dedicate over 100 hours to planning the fashion-forward fundraiser, which has change into a neighborhood staple, adviser Matt Bryant defined final yr.
Two-time breast most cancers survivor and neighborhood member Donna Bramante InDelicato volunteers her time to guarantee the present goes on, and that the highschool auditorium, which inserts about 800 individuals, is crammed yr after yr.
Most cancers survivor, creator and artist Peggy Nolan will share her private story with the viewers this yr.
Doorways open at 6 p.m. and the present begins a half hour later. Tickets can be found on the door for $10 every or two for $15. Survivors attend at no cost.
Raffle tickets and refreshments will likely be out there for buy.
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