Sarasota, FL, February 25, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- A night of high fashion is returning to Sarasota to raise much-needed funds for Parkinson disease programs on the Suncoast. Sarasota-based Neuro Challenge Foundation will host the 5th annual Cause 4 Fashion gala event at Michael’s on East on Thursday, March 20th from 6:30 to 9:30pm. All of the models in the show will be Parkinson patients or their caregivers, family members or friends. Proceeds benefit Parkinson’s disease programs and research in Sarasota & Manatee counties.
An estimated 15,000 people are coping with Parkinson’s disease in Sarasota and Manatee Counties alone. Neuro Challenge Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with Parkinson Disease and their caregivers through service, education and research. Neuro Challenge offers one-on-one advice with skilled professionals, workshops, seminars and the largest and most respected annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in Florida, co-sponsored by the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.
The Cause 4 Fashion event features spring lines from Influence, Peace of Cloth, Jackie Z, Elietts on Palm, J. McLaughlin and Martin Freeman, with hair and makeup by Yellow Strawberry. The evening’s hosts are Sarasota personalities Heidi Godman and Cliff Roles. The event is being chaired by Richard and JJ Williams, and presented by Amicus Foundation, Sarasota Magazine, Larry and Nola Heitbrink, Gerri Aaron, Richard and Gloria Stevens, and several generous sponsors, patrons and community partners.
Tickets for the evening are $150 and can be purchased by calling Neuro Challenge at (941) 926-6413 or visiting www.neurochallenge.org. A cocktail hour and stellar shopping opportunity precede a five star meal and best-of-boutiques fashion show. This year’s “bucket list” live auction during the show includes a private dinner and wine tasting with Michael Klauber, a Kentucky Derby experience complete with VIP party and Grandstand seating, trips to Alaska and the Isle of Capri, and a “James Bond Secret Hideaway” tour through Switzerland, Monte Carlo and Venice. Sponsorship is still available. Call 926-6413 for details.
About Neuro Challenge Foundation: Neuro Challenge Foundation is dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s disease in Southwest Florida through service, education and research. We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to serving you through online, in person and phone recommendations about local PD resources. We train and recommend the best Parkinson’s disease professionals and support research that will lead to a cure. A free resource guide and more information is available online at www.neurochallenge.org.