Lexington, KY – Sept. 22, 2011 –Lexington Cancer Foundation, Inc., will present the first annual Wine, Women & Shoes event next month, offering Kentucky fashionistas the opportunity to sip and swirl select wines from the west coast, shop a marketplace dedicated to the fall’s best designs in shoes and accessories, and be dazzled by the 2012 spring designs of Badgley Mishchka in a fashion show.
The Wine, Women & Shoes fundraiser will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Keene Barn located at Keeneland. The event will benefit The Lexington Cancer Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research. Annually, the organization makes significant grants available to worthy nonprofits and medical centers throughout the state. In addition, the event is the kick-off for Keeneland’s 75th anniversary and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Horses and Hope, First Lady of Kentucky’s Foundation which funds cancer screenings for uninsured equine industry workers.
The highlight of the Wine, Women & Shoes evening will be a fashion show presented by New York designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka. The designer duo are the creative geniuses behind the stylish evening wear and accessories of Badgley Mischka, named one of Vogue’s “Top 10 American Designers.” Guest will be wowed by the spring 2012 Badgley Mischka line, most recently viewed during New York Fashion Week. Following the fashion show, the designers will be on hand to meet fans and patrons.
Approximately 350 wine-savvy, fashion-loving women and men will gather to sip varietals from some of the country’s top winemakers and distributors, including Blackbird Vineyards, Jan Farris Winery, Wine Sisterhood, Onehope Wine, Valley of the Moon and many more.
Guest can also bid on silent and live auction items, including a Badgley Mischka costumed designed Derby outfit including accessories, and shop the latest trends in the multi-designer Marketplace and Men’s Paddock Lounge. Marketplace merchandise includes vendors from Lexington, Louisville and across the nation, including AJ’s Clothing, Artemis Boots, Badgley Mischka, Glasscock of Louisville, Keeneland Shop, Monkees’ of Lexington, Mod Boutique, Trillium, among others. Vendors are contributing top notch accessories and fashion pieces for the Key to the Closet raffle. One winner will take home all the contents of the closet.
Tickets are $100 per person and $150 per couple. VIP seating at the fashion show is $150 per person or $200 per couple.
The Lexington Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to raising funds for the care of cancer patients. The philanthropic mission of the organization is to create awareness and raise funds in the fight for the eradication of cancer. The Lexington Cancer Foundation is also dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare for cancer patients.
Wine, Women & Shoes is a national charity event that raises money for organizations across the U.S. To date over 70 events have been held to help net $7 million for Wine, Women & Shoes charity partners. In 2011, Wine, Woman & Shoes events are to be held in Tulsa, Okla., Seattle, San Diego, Naples, Fl., San Francisco, Portland, Buffalo, N.Y., Greensboro, N.C., Maui, Hawaii, and Orange County, Calif.
For more information on Wine, Women & Shoes contact the Lexington Cancer Foundation office at 888-388-2620 or log onto www.lexingtonfoundation.org.
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