4th Annual Pink October Fashion Show

Let me first introduce the most amazing women! I had the honor of being the model coordinator on the fashion show committee for Lodi’s Pink October event. And a big hug to Kelly who helped this crazed woman all along the way. Without her, I could not of gotten it done. Also to my chica’s, Lauren and Laura, who gave me the hugs and support I needed to continue through the night. Thank you…

Also thank you to Kristen Duffy for also lending a hand in capturing the evenings festivities…

The 19 women, I help bring together, are all very strong women in their own rights and very muched loved by everyone they meet. All I can say, without crying, is that I love everyone of you. Thank  you for the opportunity to meet you and sharing your stories with us.

The event began with a wine tasting and silent auction. Dinner was served and the models hit the runway wearing area retailers garments and looking hot! After the live auction, the women hit the catwalk again. Then was the grand announcement of the Pink October line of clothing called VIPink! Proceeds raised from this garment will go to the Foundation. It will help women right in our community and outlying area with immediate aid as they go through the battle for their lives. 

Their escorts ranged from area wine industry leading men, to the chief of police and newspaper publisher.

Here are the shots I grabbed as I was running around…

The Leading Ladies…

 

The Leading Men…

The VIPink! line…

Pampering the models (this is Karen) at the Wine & Roses Spa…

Mr. Daryl Geweke and his beautiful wife, Opal…

Robin on the runway…

Kimberly leading the ladies in the finale…

I have been asked many times in the past few days, how and why I got involved. I have to thank Fire Capt. Michael Gold for bringing me in to shoot the calendar last year. It is an awesome experience and the ladies love it. From there, I just fell in love with the organization.

My grandmother died from this disease when I was one and this helps me connect to her in a small way. My best friend from high school was diagnosed and survived this past year. She is 31. There are several women at work who have survived and are freshly out of treatment. I am surrounded by it. Whatever I can do to help find a cure, help some fighting breast cancer or celebrating thier victory, I want to be there.