Published on April 23rd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Go Red Fashion Show Yields $3500 for American Heart Association
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine and the City of Columbia presented a check for $3,500 to the American Heart Association during the City Council meeting held on April 22. The donated funds were from the proceeds from the City of Columbia’s Inaugural Go Red Fashion Show. The fashion show was held on March 20, 2015 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Local citizens, professional models and City of Columbia officials gathered together for a night of red fashions on the runway to help support those affected by heart disease, the #1 killer of women.
“The City of Columbia and the American Heart Association have had a relationship over the last few years and we have worked together to increase awareness of heart disease and prevention in the community. This year we wanted to step it up to the next level and the fashion show was a great way to heighten awareness and also raise money that could be used here in our community to help support a worthy cause,” Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine stated. Councilwoman was the host for the inaugural Go Red Fashion Show.
The fashion show featured celebrity models, which included local elected officials, a “City Kids” segment and attire from local retail sponsors. The grand finale featured fashions by Sergio Hudson, a nationally renowned designer and winner of “Styled to Rock”. Special Entertainment was provided by Comedian Nikita B. The Inaugural Go Red Fashion Show was a success and brought awareness to heart disease.
Approximately 10 retail sponsors, 21 volunteers, 6 makeup artists and 28 models either donated clothes or volunteered their time to support this one of kind event.
Councilwoman Devine commented, “The true spirit of Columbia’s residents and business owners was truly displayed during the planning for the fashion show. Everyone we contacted agreed to help and we garnered an overwhelming amount of pro bono services and in kind support for the event. We live in a city that is filled with caring people who support their community.”
To view the City’s 1st Go Red Fashion Show, visit the City of Columbia YouTube Page.