BENEFITING: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
EVENT DATE: Sep 27, 2014
Join us Saturday, September 27th at Baytowne Plaza for the Fall 2014 Dado Fashion Show!
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Institute, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center.
For sponsorship information visit the University of Rochester website here: http://teamraiser.rochester.edu/site/Calendar?id=100441&view=Detail
A message from Dalida about why this show is so important:
One of the most difficult challenges any of us may face, is to find out a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer. It’s a helpless feeling. You want to take action, but what can you do? It is this struggle with helplessness that my family endured when my mother was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma Leukemia (MML) in 2007.
After many tears, we realized we were not alone. My mother received a stem cell transplant. The caregivers at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Institute supported our family through the entire process, and continue to do so today. From my mother’s experiences at the Wilmot Cancer Institute, I came to realize how fortunate we are to have this incredible resource in our community. Wilmot is the second largest blood and bone marrow program in New York State. They have world class specialists, and a state of the art facility. I felt so appreciative for her care, I had to do something to give back, but what? My experience and livelihood were in the fashion industry. Thus, I decided to host a semi-annual fashion show with proceeds to benefit the Wilmot Cancer Institute. It is my way of giving back.
Over the past eight shows we have raised over $200,000, and plan to double our efforts. With this our 5th year of shows, I hope you’ll join us as we continue to support the Wilmot Cancer Institute.