LIKE MIKE: One of the stars of Twilight and Extraordinary Measures, Ayanna Berkshire , as well yours truly, Byron Beck, are the co-emcees of a very fashionable show with local designers this Saturday night at California Closets to benefit "MIKE."
So what is MIKE? It's the Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education Program. MIKE works to enrich the lives of teens and empower them to be ambassadors of health in vulnerable youth populations prone to obesity, diabetes and negative social situations. The event will showcase the latest in local fashions including Betty Jean Couture (above), Bon Lou Couture and Christa Taylor, along with O’Pearl Jewelry and The Real McCoy® Purses and will feature Fox 12’s Sophie Soong as a celebrity model.
Who knew dressing up a healthy message could look so good?
What: It’s the Fashion! to Love your Kidneys; A Fashion Show Benefit for MIKE Program.
Where: California Closets Showroom, 1225 SE Grand Ave., Portland, Oregon 97214
When: Saturday, March 13, 2010 (in recognition of National Kidney Month and World Kidney Day).
Time: Doors open at 5 pm. Show runs from 6-8 pm.
Cost: $30 per person. (Price includes admission, script for beverage/wine and hearty appetizers.) A wine raffle will also be available.
Why: Because everyone deserves to look good and you can’t look your best unless you feel your best.
BONUS STORY BELOW! Click on the “read more” button to read a kidney-warming story about the woman who is not only sharing her space for the fashion show, but also telling us what it's like to be a kidney transplant recipient.