(Nov. 16, 2018) A Chinese auction, fashion show, lunch and networking opportunities are among the activities taking place during the 29th annual American Cancer Society “Holiday Wrappings” Fashion Show and Luncheon, Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Sponsored by the John H. “Jack” Burbage Regional Cancer Center and Richard A. Henson Cancer Institute, this luncheon and fashion show event will be held at the Ocean City convention center on 40th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“It’s a great organization,” Event Promoter Dawne Pappas said. “It supports the American Cancer Society and it supports all cancers, not just breast cancer. Also, it’s a great place to network and just start the holidays off.”
Last year, 840 guests attended and raised approximately $65,000.
Chinese and silent auctions will kick off the event from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. A hot lunch will be served immediately after. Music will be provided by Lauren Glick.
The fashion show will begin at 1 p.m. and lasts approximately 40 minutes. The event, organized by CraZy LadyZ! owner Jan Patterson, will feature clothing from 13 local shops and boutiques in Ocean City and Berlin in addition to Ocean View and Lewes, Delaware.
A range of clothing for children, teens, men, women and pets will be on display.
“The size of this event has gotten so big,” Pappas said. “Everybody works so hard and well together.”
For $10, attendees can participate in a cupcake raffle, where they will choose a treat courtesy of Miss Patty Cake in Berlin that will have either a $10, $25, $50 or $100 gift card from Park Place Jewelers.
There will also be a spirit table with wine and flavored vodka, which can be purchased for a $20 donation. The Art League of Ocean City will also have a table set up with artwork donated by local artists for purchase.
Each guest table will be presented a gift donated from Sanpoula, a women’s clothing store located in Bethany Beach.
“There’s a lot of little things you get and little perks,” Pappas said. “The most important thing is it’s raising money for a good cause and a great way to network with other women.”
Tickets cost $45 per person or $450 per table of 10. Sponsorship is also currently available. The deadline to RSVP for the event is Tuesday, Nov. 27.
To apply for sponsorship, fill out the sponsorship form online at www.acsholidaywrappings.org and make checks payable to: The American Cancer Society (Fashion Show). Mail checks to: American Cancer Society, Inc. P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, Maryland 21803.