Pink Ribbon Runway

March 22 event will raise money for breast cancer research

-- Staff ReportMarch 14, 2013 

Fashion will fill the Minarets High School gymnasium from 7-9 p.m., Friday, March 22 as the "Pink Ribbon Runway" gets into full swing. Minarets seniors Anna Ruiz, 18, and Stephanie Chavez, 17, are putting the fashion show together for the second year. The event raises money to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation -- a national foundation that helps fund breast cancer research.

"I really love fashion and putting together shows and I've also had family members that have had breast cancer and friends that have been affected by cancer, so it was a good choice," Ruiz said. "I really enjoyed doing it last year and wanted to do it again this year."

Last year the show raised almost $1,000 and this year Ruiz and Chavez hope to raise even more money and the whole community is invited to attend. There will be catered appetizers at the event, a silent auction and door prizes. The runway show will feature four fashion categories -- sporting attire, casual every day wear, formal attire and a fantasy collection by Carole Cardinale of Bellissimo on Location Bridal Hair and Make-up.

A documentary featuring stories of those who have suffered from breast cancer will be played during intermission and a breast cancer survivor will also speak at the event.

Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, and $6 for children 12 and under.

If anyone is interested in volunteering or making a donation, contact Anna Ruiz at pinkribbonrunway@gmail.com or at (559) 676-8295.

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