Ledcor Group elevates Down syndrome fashion show
For Immediate Release
July 27, 2015
(Edmonton, AB) The 4th Annual Uniquely Me Fashion Show & Fundraiser Gala is getting a lift from Ledcor Group and Qualico Commercial, with a move to the 16th Floor of the EPCOR Tower. The gala will be held Thursday, Sept 10 at 7 p.m. and will feature models with Down syndrome and their celebrity friends and supporters wearing couture by local designers.
The fashion show raises awareness of the unique abilities of persons born with Down syndrome, and funds for the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (EDSS). After the incredibly successful shift in 2014 to haute couture and unique experiences in the host venue, event planner, PlanIt Sound Inc., have once again brought something new to the audience.
“This is an extraordinary event with a billion dollar view,” says Ambere Rosborough, Executive Director of EDSS, referring to the significant projects being developed on every side of the tower, including the new arena, Rogers Place. “The entire floor is raw space, with a 360 degree view of the city. Concrete floors, metal framing, it represents the potential of transformation.”
The 90’s theme reflects EDSS’s 20 year anniversary as a registered charitable society, and a time in history when significant medical breakthroughs happened, making room for a shift in perspective and consideration for persons born with Down syndrome.
With over half the tickets already sold, and sponsorships from respected organizations like Ledcor Group, AltaPro, Daytona Homes and Qualico Commercial, Rosborough doesn’t expect any empty seats.
“It is with great pride that our self-advocates take the stage, and we are really pleased to be able to provide them this opportunity. There has been a lot of international profile lately for individuals with Down syndrome, building businesses, taking the spotlight as actors and models, and being role-models, for the developmentally disabled and the neurotypically developed alike,” says Rosborough. “We are all inspired by the courage our models with Ds reflect when they face their fears and pursue their dreams.”
Style-icon Sarah Chan is again chairing the event. She will be walking the runway with other local celebrities like Oiler wives Jenny Scrivens and Krista Ference, CTV personalities Stacey Brotzel, Erin Isfeld, Kimberly Wynn and Rob Williams and Gayle Krupa from the Edmonton Down Syndrome Clinic at Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Tickets are $130, and can be purchased online at www.edss.ca/Uniquely-Me
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About the Edmonton Down Syndrome Society
The Edmonton Down Syndrome Society (EDSS) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals born with Down syndrome. We provide opportunities and experiences for our members to learn, grow and strive for their individual potential in home, school and community life. EDSS believes in the power of generosity to change lives. Established in 1995 and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, it is a not-for-profit charitable organization.
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