'Walk To Remember' fashion show slated soon at Shepaug
Published 9:38 pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The two students will hold the event as a benefit for the Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people who suffer from spinal cord injuries.
"We are celebrating the lives that are still here with us today," said Vanessa, "and the ones we lost in tragic accidents."
The show will help Vanessa and Emma complete their Shepaug senior projects.
All original pieces are designed and created by the two girls.
The event will feature a silent auction designed to raise funds for the foundation. Among the items for auction are dinner certificates, a cord of wood, salon gift baskets, gym memberships, yoga classes, designer purses and handbags, Bridgewater chocolate and a hand-knit Afghan.
"My senior project is entitled a walk to remember for a reason," remarked Vanessa. "We are supporting the Travis Roy Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the lives of people who suffer from spinal cord injuries, like my brother, Scott Wolfe.
"On May 26, 2011, he was in a terrible motorcycle accident and since then is now a paraplegic," explained the Shepaug senior. "The Travis Roy Foundation was the only one who helped us in our time of need. So for my senior project I decided that it was time to give back."
For more information about the show or to donate to the Travis Roy Foundation, contact Vanessa Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-488-0141.