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3rd Annual Runway to the Cure Fashion Show
Save the Date: October 19, 2019!
Reston Runway to the Cure, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that stages an annual fashion “runway” event in the Reston Town Center to raise funds for national breast cancer research and local patient assistance programs. This exciting event brings together merchants, corporations and families from our community who share the common goals of finding a cure for breast cancer and supporting those who are fighting their personal battles. Local retailers provide the outfits, jewelry, eyewear and accessories that the models wear in the show while others donate hair styling and makeup. All the models participating in the show are former or current breast cancer warriors. The stories they share provide a very personal element to the event and their participation celebrates both inner and outer beauty. When each woman walks down the runway, she isn’t running from her disease, she is owning it and demonstrating the strength required to overcome it. And that is truly beautiful.
Runway to the Cure
On September 29, 2018, The Eyewear Gallery joined forces with Scout & Molly's, Athleta, Kendra Scott, Midtown Jewelers, other Reston Town Center businesses and community volunteers for a fashion show to benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. All the models were breast cancer survivors, or currently in treatment, and an inspiration to us all. We had over 600 attendees and raised almost $30,000 for breast cancer research!
We are helping to defeat breast cancer with an annual runway fashion show that celebrates our models and the businesses, sponsors, and patrons that make the fashion show possible. Save the date for our third annual show, October 19, 2019 and follow us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/runwaytothecure/
Photo Credit: Brian J. Silver, DC Hot Spots Media
Dancing with the Services
Here's an eye opener for you... Dr. Dawn brought home the coveted First Place Mirror Ball trophy at the first annual Dancing with the Services competition on November 11, 2017! She danced along with members of the local police force, Air Force, Army, and even Herndon's Assistant Mayor!
In total, $46,000 was raised for The Pink Fund for Breast Cancer and The Police Unity Tour, to raise awareness of Officers who have died in the line of duty.
The Eyewear Gallery Gives Back to Honduras
Dr. Dawn Gammon and our dear friend and Optician Cindy Elkin, along with approximately 75 other medical professionals from the VHC Medical Brigade, attended their annual medical mission trip to Honduras. Dr. Gammon and Cindy, along with other members of the Brigade Eye Care Team worked in remote villages surrounding the area of Comayagua, bringing primary eye care to the underserved populations there. The team conducted a basic eye examinations using a hand-held auto-refractor, and provided recycled prescription glasses provided by the Lions Club, as well as readers and sunglasses. In the one week stay, the Eye Care Team saw approximately 650 patients a day, and dispensed over 3,500 pairs of glasses. Improved vision can be a life-changing opportunity for people who would never be able to afford a service that most of us take for granted. Many of the people in the villages make their living by doing handcrafts. When their vision goes uncorrected, they can no longer provide for their families or themselves. Correcting the vision of a child may ensure that they are successful in school. To learn more about the Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade visit the website at: www.vhcmedicalbrigade.org.
Cindy Elkin, who tirelessly donated her time every year to this cause has since passed away. We miss her tremendously. If you are interested in making a donation, your tax deductible financial contribution in any amount will help this work continue. All money contributed is used to provide medicines and supplies. There are no paid staff, and each Brigade member pays their own expenses to participate in the mission trips. Please consider sending a check made payable to Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade to:
Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade
c/o Medical Staff Office
1701 North George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205
On behalf of the needy people of Honduras, we thank you!