Photo by Heather Middleton
By Elaine Rackley
Three local businesses are among 17 sponsoring a dinner and fashion show fund-raiser to help in the effort to find a cure for cancer.
Cat's Pajamas, Anahit Bridal Designs, and JCPenney, all of McDonough, will help sponsor the 4th Annual Cancer Warriors Dinner and Fashion show, on April 29.
The other businesses are in Fayetteville and Griffin.
Cancer Warriors Support Organization (CWSO) hosts the event every year. It is a Christian, non-profit organization, which gives encouragement to those with cancer, said its founder, Toni Grogan.
Twenty-five of the 100 models are cancer survivors. They will wear prom and bridal gowns from Anahit Bridal Designs, located at 240 Hampton St., and casual fashions from JCPenney, along with wigs from Cats Pajamas, at 48 Griffin St., according to Grogan.
The supper and showcase will be held on April 29, at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 100 Lakeside Road, in Williamson. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., and the fashion show will begin at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $300 for a table of eight. Single tickets are $30. Tickets are available for the fashion show only, for $12 each.
"Just about all of our fund-raisers are focused on making the community aware of local cancer survivors," said Grogan. "When you put a face with the different types of cancer, then the disease becomes more personal, and not just about raising money for research."
The event will feature vocalist and songwriter, Gina Cook, a breast cancer survivor. David Stein, host of the nationally syndicated radio talk show, "The Celebration of Life," will serve as Master of Ceremonies.