Supporting a good cause is always fashionable



Photo by John Drinkwater

Annual cancer care fashion show a success

By Eoin Devereux

Neepawa Banner & Press

Devoted followers of fashion were out in full force for the Central Plains Cancer Services (CPCS) Annual Fashion Show. The event, held on Thursday, May 24 at the Yellowhead Hall in Neepawa, attracted a capacity crowd, who were there to support those affected by cancer.

Every model involved in the show was either a cancer survivor or currently in treatment. This year, there were 12 models walking the runway. As for the fashions, they were supplied by It’s Time Fashion and Kerreen’s Clothing in Neepawa, as well as Unforgettable Gifts in McCreary.

For this year’s fashion show, 218 guests in attendance, raising just a little over $8,000 from the festivities. 

Central Plains Cancer Services executive director Sharilyn Knox said that while the event does a wonderful job of raising funds for cancer research, the night itself is more about celebrating these women and their journeys.

“It’s great that we do raise some funds on the night, but the prime focus is support and celebrates those who have dealt with cancer. That is the main motivation for all of us on that night. Honouring those women give people in the audience hope for what can happen,” said Knox. “We’re thankful to everyone who was involved. To all the local service groups and to the individuals who commit to making this successful.”

Central Plains Cancer Services is a non-profit organization that raises money for their many programs which help people who are going through, survived or have had a close relationship with someone who has cancer. It works in over 70 communities across the region providing a wide array of programs and services, including:

Cancer Care Transportation, Kids Can Cope, school health programs as well as community health programs, Hearts of Hope, head coverings, resource library and the Cancer Care Support Group.