Sunday, May 6, 2012

Fun for a Good Cause

tees and fedoras: Target (isn't my niece's artwork fabulous?! haha)

Yesterday we went to visit my sister-in-law for the What a Girl Wants events. Proceeds benefited the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and The Pink Ribbon Girls of Dayton. The girls started the afternoon at the fashion show while the guys went golfing. I didn't get any pictures of the actual show, but they started out the event by having breast cancer survivors gather on the runway, then each survivor shared their name and their number of years as a survivor. Years ranged from 38 years as a survivor, to a woman who just had a mastectomy 5 weeks ago and starts her treatments this Wednesday. I didn't know a single person up there, but had a hard time holding back the tears!

L: sangria!, R: breast cancer survivors up on the runway
After the fashion show, we did a little shopping. The dress below was a steal on sale for $28, but there was a cutout in the back of it that would've required me to find a specific kind of bra to wear with it and I didn't feel up to that challenge. At first I thought that was lazy of me, but maybe it was smart since it left me more money to spend on accessories! I tried to talk my sister-in-law's friend into buying these outrageously expensive, impractical white shorts, but she was smart and put them back. One of the models in the show wore them and they are GORGEOUS, but none of us could justify the purchase! I'm determined to buy a sewing machine, learned how to sew, and make us each a pair though!

shopping at Urban Ava in downtown Tipp City, Ohio

After shopping, we had a cookout.  Good drinks, good food, good company!  We spent the rest of the evening at the Concert for a Cure part of the event, a free concert by The Menus. Fun show by what seems like a crazy group of guys and a lead singer who likes outfit changes that include women's clothing and swimwear! :)

L: message from The Pink Ribbon Girls, R: husband stole my fedora!

why yes, he is wearing a women's swimsuit and a shark hat :)

Is anyone else sad the weekend is over? I'm looking forward to spending what's left of mine recovering from all the fun we had!


  1. Looks like you had a great time at the event! And you supported a wonderful cause!

    The Tiny Heart

  2. What a fun event for a good cause! Looks like an awesome time!!

  3. I totally love the last two photos - shows how fun!

    It's great to support good causes like that!


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