ANNAPOLIS, Md. – An enthusiastic crowd of over 350 people had a great time and raised big money at the 12th annual Fashion for a Cause, drawing over 175,000 people for Chesapeake Kids.
Held June 2 at Porsche Annapolis, the annual event raises funds and awareness for the Hospice of the Chesapeake program which supports children living with and affected by advanced illness and loss.
This unique event began in the morning when Porsche Annapolis handed over its facilities to a production team who transformed their new service area into a lively nighttime venue with a fashion show.
Tool carts lined the walls, food trucks parked outside the garage doors, and food and drink vendors set up throughout the room.
Bryan Nehman, co-host of C4 and Bryan Nehman on weekday mornings on WBAL NewsRadio, was the emcee for the event. Looks modeled by 28 community members included summer clothing and accessories provided by Annapolis clothing retailers 3 Sisters, Anthropologie, B Boutique, Charm City Run, JBD Clothiers, J.McLaughlin, Lilac Bijoux, The Lucky Knot, Mantovani Moda, The Pink Crab, Scout & Molly’s of Annapolis, South Moon Under, Stardust Deluxe and Trendy Tides Boutique. There were many delicious sips and bites provided by a dozen different vendors: Carpaccio Tuscan Kitchen and Wine Bar, Green Valley, Kilwins Chocolate & Ice Cream, Light House Bistro, Luna Blu, Main & Market, MMpanadas, Pusser’s Caribbean Grille, Sweet Satisfaction, and press 99.
The event was generously supported by corporate and community leaders, including Presenting Sponsor Porsche Annapolis; Red carpet sponsors Sara Starry and The Wilburn Company; Fashionista sponsors Charter Financial Group, Gilligan Creative, Moran Insurance, The Murray McGehrin Group, Purple Cherry Architects, Tap 99 & Jason Cherry, and Bill & Laura Westervelt; and dozens of others.
Guests stopped at the Step & Repeat backdrop for a photo op before heading to all the sips and bites. Photos by Leah Lovelace, Hospice of the Chesapeake.
For a video clip of highlights from the event, visit https://vimeo.com/718450885. For more photos from the event, visit the association’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pg/hospicechesapeake/photos.