Life is a party – Dress like it!
That is the theme for this year’s Easterseals Ladies Auxiliary Fashion Show! An event which started in 1955 as a small fashion show with just over 100 people in attendance, has grown into a fundraiser that raised $40,000 last year to benefit the children of Easterseals Central Illinois. The first fashion show fundraiser was held at the Peoria Country Club in 1955, when a small group of women recognized a need to help children with disabilities receive necessary therapy services. Today, Easterseals Ladies Auxiliary is made up of an outstanding group of women who are not only friends, but teammates in their efforts to raise funds for Easterseals.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Easterseals Ladies Auxiliary has shifted their in-person fashion show celebrating local businesses to a virtual runway walk! Viewers will enjoy this season’s latest trends from businesses like A Perfect Pear Boutique, Curvology, Rambler, RC Outfitters and more. Viewers will also get to know several past and present Easterseals Ambassadors. One of these amazing past Ambassadors is our friend Brevyn.
Brevyn is 8-years-old now, and still remembers receiving Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Counseling service from Easterseals nearly five years ago. Brevyn was referred to Easterseals after being diagnose with Right Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. Her mom, Johanna, shares that almost immediately after starting at Easterseals it was as if all of the pieces of the puzzle came together for Brevyn.
Currently, Brevyn plays softball, participates in hip hop, jazz, tap & ballet, does tumbling, and also enjoys riding her bike, swimming, jumping and going to the park. Through her hard work at Easterseals, Brevyn has gained the skills and confidence needed to chase all of her dreams. During the Virtual Fashion Show on July 31, viewers will see Brevyn perform one of her tumbling routines, as well as meet several other ambassador families who are currently chasing and living out their dreams with help from Easterseals.
For more information on the Virtual Fashion Show, visit eastersealsci.com/events.