Dreams Come True of Louisiana thanks all sponsors and attendees for helping to fundraise money for children with life-threatening illnesses
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Contact: Sevie Zeller
Lafayette, La – Established in 1982, Dreams Come True (DCT) is a nonprofit organization whosemain focus is to help grant dreams of children with life-threating illnesses. Dreams Come True services families with children in the state of Louisiana from ages three to eighteen.
Dreams Come True hosted their third annual Kids on the Katwalk fashion show sponsored by Giles Gives Back on Aug. 25 to raise money for the organization and their efforts to grant dreams to the kids. The Dream Kids had a blast modeling clothes from local boutiques as several community partners and volunteers escorted them down the runway.
The event at Acadiana Center for the Arts began with a social gathering with food and drinks featured from Ruffino’s on the River and Another Broken Egg Café. While guests mingled and waited for the fashion show to begin, they were able to browse all of the silent auction items donated from numerous local businesses.
Guests then headed into the auditorium where the show began with a performance by dancers from the Dance Warehouse. The Dream Kids then each took their turns modeling clothes from local boutiques: Lafayette Shooters, Bundle of Joy, Pink Paparazzi, Something Besides Laundry, Melodi’s Belles and Beaus and Aria.
A special thank you to Aveda Institute in Lafayette who donated their time and talent to give the Dream Kids the hair and makeup they wished for. Another special thanks to Lafayette Limo and Trolley for providing tuxedos for the Dream Kid escorts; and to Raising Cane’s and Chicken Salad Chick for providing food for the children as they prepared for the event.
Escorts: Judge Richard “Dickie” Haik, Ryan Leblanc, Coach Tony Robicheaux, Assistant Coach Deacon Jones, Dr. Neil Romero and Dr. Joseph Savoie
After the performance, a live auction hosted by UL professor Brian Campbell was very exciting for both guests and the Dreams Come True organization. Live auction items included a painting that was hand painted during the event and a five-day ranch resort vacation, which raised thousands of dollars for the organization.
Kids on the Katwalk along with the Dreams Come True organization is organized by Executive Director, Becky Prejean. Prejean who is the only paid employee of DCT, is very happy to see that the event has become more successful every year. If you are interested in donating to Dreams Come True, or want to refer a dream child into the program, visit their website at www.dctofla.com
For more information, please contact Executive Director Becky Prejean at 225-614-8197 or [email protected]