Runway for a Cure Raised Awareness

Dear Editor,

Cuero Regional Hospital recently presented Runway for a Cure: A breast cancer fashion show and luncheon on Oct. 1 at the Venue on Church Street in Cuero and I am pleased to share that it was a great success, with our number of attendees almost tripling year over year! Proceeds from the event stay in the community in the form of providing mammograms to those in need.

Early detection is critical and we strongly encourage women to have their mammograms yearly. Before the models hit the pink carpet, we were proud to have Dr. Jennifer Gonzales of Cuero Regional Hospital speak to the audience on the importance of early detection. The event was proudly presented by Cuero Regional Hospital and platinum pink sponsors Faye Dance Sheppard and Diamond K Services, Inc.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsors: City of Cuero, Townsquare Media/KIXS 108, M. Roberts Digital,/The Victoria Advocate, Cuero Pecan House, Pat Plowman, Laura Pokluda, Life’s Celebrations and The UPS Store. How could we have a fashion show without an amazing DJ? Thanks to Mike Cantu for supplying the event’s sound and lights. And, to Margaret Baros for coming in early to help models with Mary Kay make overs – thank you!

The fashion show, emceed by Cuero Regional Hospital’s CNO and breast cancer survivor Judy Krupala, featured the hot colors and styles coming this fall and winter from our incredibly talented area boutiques. Thank you to the participating boutiques for supplying models, your time and your exquisite clothing and accessories.

We’d like to recognize them: Be., Bloomingdeals Resale Shoppe, Ful-O-Pep, La Femme Boutique, Rendezvous Boutique, The Special Stich, Primrose Cottage Boutique, The Wishing Well Gift Shop, Maison Chic Bridal and The Emporium. A special thank you to the models, many of which were survivors and/or have had family impacted by breast cancer and to our volunteers for the countless hours they put into the event to bring it to life.

Lastly, we wish to recognize Cuero Pecan House for the exceptional Italian-themed luncheon cuisine and for the Venue on Church Street for serving as the perfect spot for this year’s event. Plans are in the works for the 2020 event and we hope to have the community’s support once more as our goal is to continue to raise awareness on this critical topic and encourage women to be proactive for their health and wellbeing.

Thank you!

Emily Weatherly Event Coordinator Marketing and Development Coordinator

Cuero Regional Hospital

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