First-Ever Trunk Show

By Monica Miklosovic
Photos:  Melanie Reyes Photography & AddyB Photography

67 Volunteers; 21 Wedding Dresses Sold; and $8400 for Cancer Support

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A Showcase of Gorgeous Gowns

On what seemed like the snowiest day of January (and that’s saying a lot!) the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor (CSC) was transformed into a gorgeous, bright space for our first-ever Trunk Show.  The CSC is always safe, nurturing, and supportive place where families touched by cancer receive care.  On this day, it served a second purpose.  The Brides Project welcomed over 40 brides through our doors to shop for a dress that goes beyond its outward beauty, and offers a hand to those facing the daunting circumstances surrounding cancer.

Brides, Volunteers Support
Fundraising for Cancer

“We set a goal of raising $5000 at this event,” said Beth Foley, Development Coordinator for The Brides Project.  “Despite the difficult travel conditions that day, we sold 21 gowns and raised over $8400.  That is usually how many are sold in a month!”

Sixty-seven volunteers worked together to receive our new-found brides.  “I’d like to express my most sincere thank you to all the volunteers and interns who helped make this event possible.  Consultants, runners, photographers, makeup artists, marketing team, setup crew, gown transporters… it all came together beautifully and we couldn’t have done it without you! Beth conveyed.

“We were so honored to meet all the brides and families who braved the weather to come.  I hope a good time was had by all, and I hope you know how much your contribution is appreciated by everyone at the Cancer Support Community.”

The dress is just one part of a new beginning.  As 2014 unfolds, we hope to hear back from all the brides we met that day!

trunkshow_01252014_melaniereyes_29Dedicated volunteers collaborate with new brides to find the right dress, and all the finishing touches.

trunkshow_01252014_melaniereyes_27The CSC provided a spacious and inviting environment for trying and buying.

trunkshow_01252014_melaniereyes_94Beth Foley, Development Coordinator for The Brides Project,
and intern Danielle check and double check to ensure all guests’ needs are met throughout the event.

trunkshow_01252014_melaniereyes_67Promising dresses for a hopeful future.

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