Amelia Island Fashion Show Benefits Cancer Survivors

Gerri's Corner is a Fernandina Beach resource center for women, their families and friends who are facing cancer.

Amelia Island Fashion Show Benefits Cancer Survivors

Amelia Island Fashion Show Benefits Cancer Survivors

Women in Nassau helping Women in Need (WIN WIN) announces the 4th Annual Fashion Show benefitting Gerri’s Corner on October 3rd. This year we are “Putting on the Ritz” with style, glamour and glitz! Models, who are cancer survivors, will walk the stage of the new Amelia Community Theatre showing off fashions from a variety of local clothing boutiques. Tickets will be sold in the near future, so watch for more information.

Currently the group is looking for:

    -Restaurants who can donate food
    -Gifts or gift certificates from local businesses to be used for a silent auction
    -Clothing stores who want to outfit models

If you can assist in this great fund raiser, please contact Jessica Miller of Fifi’s Fine Resale at (904) 753-1715 or Diane LaPatra of Centre Street Treasures at (904) 548-9750.

“Last year, with the help of local businesses, WIN WIN raised almost $5,000. This year we hope to raise even more!” said Miller, the organizer of the annual event.

Proceeds from the Fashion Show and Silent Auction will benefit Gerri’s Corner, a one-of-a-kind cancer resource center. Gerri’s Corner is named after Gerri Dadd, who lost her 15 year battle with breast cancer in November of 2005.

Gerri’s Corner is headed up by her sister, Chris Alznauer, a Fernandina Beach resident. It is staffed entirely by volunteers and is a nonprofit resource center for Nassau County women, their families and friends who are facing cancer.

The Gerri Dadd Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and your donations are tax deductible.

Gerri’s Corner contains an extensive lending library that provides valuable information on various forms of cancer, from pre-treatment to on-going problems, concerns and side effects. The center also provides wigs, headliners, sleep caps and hair pieces, free of charge. In addition, women undergoing chemotherapy are given a gift bag which includes handmade comfort pillows, afghans, special bears, memo books and other items.

The theme of Gerri’s corner is “sharing beauty and spreading hope.” Gerri’s Corner is the only resource center of its kind in the state of Florida. Although the resource center has no religious affiliation, it is located in a room at Maxwell Hall, donated for this use by the Memorial United Methodist Church on North 6th Street in historic Fernandina Beach. For more information on Gerri’s Corner please call (904) 277-0099.

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