***** FREE HUGE PARKING LOT AT NORTH SIDE OF VENUE...... STAFF will be available for assistant!!!
Join us for our Red Carpet, Charity Fundraising, Networking Mixer and Shopping Gala on Saturday, February 23rd at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm at the lovely Bridgeport Art Center- The Fashion Design Center, hosted by Chicago's own Celebrity Host Jeff Conway, who is the " 2012 Emmy Nominated Contributor for the entertainment show 24/7 on NBC5" His most memorable A-List interviews to date include Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Reynolds & most recently, Chicago native Jennifer Hudson last December.
Fashion Show DESIGNERS-
** Charisma Designer Studio
** Llewellyn Men's Couture
** Christos Master Furrier Salon
** Knotty Loop Creations
** Nichole Lee Garlough Fashion
** Twenty Thou Accessories
** Designer Shoes by Monika
** Designs by Teresa Barrow
** Kathrine Elizabeth Jewelry
** LH Couture Studios
** Artist Cristy Corso
** Celebrity Hair & Mua Team
The beautiful and saavy Mob Wives, Christina Scoleri will be one of our special Celebrity VIP Hosts showcasing garments designed and created by LH Couture, Couture Shoes designed by Monika Wiela and Fur by Christos.
A few of our other confirmed VIP guest which consist of the awesome fashion prodcer Benjamin Cottrell, Miss Heart Illinois, Kevin Grace, G- Man Scene, Michael Scott Carter, Deejay Nikki, Norma Rodriguez Wagner, Mark Joseph Sievers, Midwest Fashion Week COO and Lead Mua.
Media Coverage provided by Scene- Chicago, Chitown Connection, Amie Hana, Philip Miniphee, Price Ali, Michael Cooper, Antoine Akons and more....
We will be introducing our fabulous Designers creations in a very unique and fun style. Offering fabulous vendors and networking with some of Chicago's Most Elite.
We have wonderful Sponsors such as the fabulous killer Sweet treats Designer, Mark Joseph Sievers and the world renowned Artist, Antonio L. Lee that will be donating some awesome Canvas Artwork, market value $3600.00, Gift certificates and other pieces for the silent auction where all proceeds go to the foundation. Our team worked hard behind the scenes reaching out to awesome Sponsors that will be providing delicious appetizers and sweet treats, wine tasting by Aged to Perfection and afternoon refreshing Mimosa. Non alcoholic beverages will also be available on cocktail/wine tickets. You will have the pleasure of shopping with our hand picked vendors for those special treasures. .
We would like to welcome the up and coming soulful VIP vocalist performer and runway model who appeared on American idol to our event Kiara Lanier, age 22, who was born and raised on the south side of the Chicago and has been singing for as long as she can remember. One of Kiara’s most cherished honors was performing for President Barack Obama at his birthday celebration in the fall of 2012, yet she believes her biggest moments are still yet to come.
Kiara will also be showcasing garments designed and created by LH Couture, Shoes designed by Monika Wiela and Fur by Christos Furrier.
We have several Sponsors that will be donating some wonderful pieces and gift baskets for the silent auction where all proceeds go to the foundation. Our team worked hard behind the scenes reaching out to awesome Sponsors that will be providing delicious appetizers and sweet treats, wine tasting by Aged to Perfection and afternoon refreshing Mimosa. Non alcoholic beverages will also be available on cocktail/wine tickets. You will have the pleasure of shopping with our hand picked vendors for those special treasures.
Also, Cristy Corso-
An award winning, Contemporary Artist,
who finds much of her inspiration in fashion & design will be exhibiting her art work for attendees. She will also be a part of the VIP festivities, musing guest with exclusive, personal, & original live work & other fashionable "living art" surprises. Cristy is donating a percentage of all proceeds to Designing for SCA's cause.
Our VIP guests will shop right in their seats while enjoying cocktails, sweet trears and appetizers, as our beautiful promotional models in sexy couture designs, hand showcase the Vendors merchandise directly in our VIP roped off lounge area.
We look forward to seeing you at this awesome event for a wonderful cause!
****This cause is very dear to the heart of the Founder of this Foundation.
Designing for Sickle Cell Anemia was formed in the memory of her Niece, Natasha L. Ross who passed away at the young age of 23 in Decenber 2007 due to complications due to this disease. She stated that this will always be her passion, her channel to help others and healing process, believing that her niece will live forever through this foundation for centuries to come.
We are a team of brilliant Artists, facets in the Fashion Industry with a Mission and Design Goals to put smiles on the faces of the Sickle Cell Anemia youth patients that are often hospitalized during the holiday season due to chronic pain crisis. We will be representing four (4) Holidays per year which consist of:
(Valentine Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas) we are focusing on being hands on in the Hospitals taking gifts, fulfilling some wish lists for the youth department patients. We will be hosting our Annual Red Carpet All White Attire, Adult Fashion Show Gala to raise funds and to bring awareness to this cause through Fashion.
We will also be hosting several Fashion Inspired Charity Fundraisers/Networking Mixers with talented and unique individuals for this life threatening disease. We are a Federal Non Profit Organization I.d # 80-0842718.
Overview on Sickle Cell Anemia-
Sickle cell anemia is one type of anemia. Anemia is a condition in which your blood has a lower than normal number of red blood cells. This condition also can occur if your red blood cells don't contain enough hemoglobin.
Red blood cells are made in the spongy marrow inside the larger bones of the body. Bone marrow is always making new red blood cells to replace old ones. Normal red blood cells live about 120 days in the bloodstream and then die. They carry oxygen and remove carbon dioxide (a waste product) from your body.
In sickle cell anemia, the abnormal sickle cells usually die after only about 10 to 20 days. The bone marrow can't make new red blood cells fast enough to replace the dying ones.
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited, lifelong disease. People who have the disease are born with it. They inherit two genes for sickle hemoglobin—one from each parent.
People who inherit a sickle hemoglobin gene from one parent and a normal gene from the other parent have a condition called sickle cell trait.
Sickle cell trait is different than sickle cell anemia. People who have sickle cell trait don't have the disease. Like people who have sickle cell anemia, people who have sickle cell trait can pass the sickle hemoglobin gene to their children.
Over the past 100 years, doctors have learned a great deal about sickle cell anemia. They know its causes, how it affects the body, and how to treat many of its complications.
Sickle cell anemia varies from person to person. Some people who have the disease have chronic (long-term) pain or fatigue (tiredness). However, with proper care and treatment, many people who have the disease can have improved quality of life and reasonable health much of the time.
Because of improved treatments and care, people who have sickle cell anemia are now living into their forties or fifties, or longer.
Celebrity Host Jeff Conway-
2012 Emmy Nominated Contributor for the entertainment show 24/7 on NBC5
VH1 MOB WIVES-
Christina Scoleri will be showcasing garments designed and created by LH Couture and Christos Furrier
"AMERICAN IDOL" current Season 12-
Kiara Lanier will be performing and showcasing garments designed and created by LH Couture and Christos Furrier
Designing for Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation, a Non Profit Organization
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Designing for Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation
Non Profit Organization