Scarf it Up for Women’s Cancers — By on October 25, 2009 at 4:56 pm


The beat was bumping, the fashions were flaunted and the scarves were stylin’ on October 4th at TPC Perstancia in Sarasota, Florida. Our event, Scarf it Up for Women’s Cancer, was a huge success! The night began with some enjoyable mingling over cocktails and scrumptious hors d’oeuvres and allowed everyone to get a good look at the seemingly endless amount of donated items up for auction. Many businesses donated a service or an item for us to auction, which was greatly appreciated. There were some great items, my personal favorite being the Alex & Ani bangle bracelet set! The entertainment was priceless – the ballet performance by students from Revelle Academy was truly special and instantly captured the crowd. The ballerinas were remarkably talented. The string quartet, Musicans Out of the Box, were equally as magnificent, as their beautiful live orchestra music complemented the ballet performance perfectly. The Musicians Out of the Box also played a fantastic piece entitled “Meditation” by Joseph Suk. Marie Borsellino, a nurse navigator from Sarasota Memorial Hospital, enlightened the crowd with her inspirational speech.

The fashion show was split into three parts throughout the night. Our specially made designer BeauBeaus, custom-made for the event with fabrics donated by top fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang, were paired with KELIETZA’s unique international fashions. The models cat-walked before the audience epitomizing high fashion from head to toe, walking in rhythm to catchy tunes from current musical artists such as Lady Gaga. For the fashion show finale, the models showed off beautiful wedding gowns from Alfred Sung, complete with one-of-a-kind, stunning wedding BeauBeaus. It was a spectacular fashion show. At the end of the evening, after everyone had a chance to play at the gaming tables, the auction was held. What a fabulous and fun event! We are already looking forward to holding this again next year! The outcome of Scarf it Up was very successful as hundreds of scarves and dollars have been donated to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s new Scarf Bank. We are so glad that so many people showed up to join us in our efforts to create a lasting gift for women undergoing chemotherapy. We truly showed that women without hair can make a beautiful fashion statement.

Susan M. Beausang

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