BALTIMORE AUTISM COMMUNITY, BUSINESS LEADERS, AND LOCAL CELEBRITIES TO ROCK THE RUNWAY AT “FASHION ROCKS AUTISM” CHARITY FUNDRAISER
SafeMinds, a national 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Baltimore, is hosting its annual charity fundraiser, “Fashion Rocks Autism”
Monday, September 12th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The event will take place at The Grand Baltimore, located at 225 N. Charles Street.
SafeMinds mission is end the autism epidemic by promoting environmental research and effective treatments for people with autism. Models at Fashion Rocks Autism include people with autism, family members of people with autism, Baltimore business leaders, local news personalities, and local sports stars. Baltimore Raven Kamar Aiken will return to the runway, bringing multiple Raven teammates with him to support the cause. Baltimore news icon Mary Beth Marsden will emcee Fashion Rocks Autism.
Clothiers showcasing their designs include Ella Pritsker Couture, Christopher Schafer Clothier, Tuxedo House, Sassanova, Jean Pool, Kelsey’s Kloset Boutique of Howard County, and Macy’s of White Marsh. Lana Rae, producer of Fashion Awards MD has volunteered to produce the charity event. AboutFaces Day Spa and Salon stylists are providing hair and make-up designs, and the company has also generously donated a spa day for auction.
AC/DC tribute band, High Voltage, will again play on the Fashion Rocks Autism stage. The band is known for their high-energy showmanship, and solid sound.
Baltimore jewelry giant Radcliffe Jewelers is designing custom autism education and advocacy jewelry that will be sold at the event and featured in the Show. Numerous vendors, ranging from investment banking firms to personal service providers, are participating as exhibitors.
SafeMinds Executive Director Lisa Wiederlight stated, “On September 12th, so many segments of the Baltimore community will come together to raise funds for autism education, outreach, advocacy, and research. We are very thankful for their collaboration and for their assistance in raising funds so that we can achieve a significant improvement in the health, independence, and happiness of people with autism and their families. This will be a night people definitely won’t only want to read about the next day.”
Event sponsors so far include The Grand Baltimore, Radcliffe Jewelers, AboutFaces Day Spa and Salon, the Ed Reed Foundation, Mike Shelah Consulting, and various private foundations. Media sponsors include Baltimore STYLE and Baltimore’s Child magazines, MyCity4Her, Downtown Diane, and HeidNSeek Entertainment.
Tickets are available online now at https://fashionrocksautism2016.eventbrite.com. Select sponsorships are also available by contacting SafeMinds at (202)780-9821 or email@example.com.
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