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First Impressions Fab Fashion Show!

Click HERE to watch our video Impact: A fashion show by First Impressions to benefit Beads of Courage

Gayle Petrillo at the podium

Silent Auction

Our model Ginger

Wonderful dancers

Models Drew and Brittany

Caremore Health Sponsor

Dressing Erika

A Dance Lesson

Registration

First Impressions and Beads of Courage on The Tucson Morning Blend

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Would you like some fresh, fun inspiration for ways to make a fashion impact with your existing wardrobe? What if we combine it with an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on a deserving nonprofit in our community?

You are cordially invited to join us for IMPACT, an inaugural fashion show presented by First Impressions and benefiting Beads of Courage, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization.

First Impressions and Beads of Courage are partnering on this fashion-forward event, providing creative ideas for updating your look without breaking the bank. To make things really exciting, our runway models will be everyday individuals wearing clothes from their own closets, who will transition their look from day to night right before your eyes.

First Impressions is a woman-owned image consulting firm in Tucson providing wardrobe analysis, closet transformations, and employment coaching, as well as teambuilding and training in customer service and gossip avoidance. We share the philosophy of the great Will Rogers, who famously said, “You never get a second opportunity to make a first impression.”

Beads of Courage is an international nonprofit organization founded by Tucson nurse Jean Gribbon, now in its 15th year of service. Beads of Courage provides innovative arts-in-medicine programs that improve the quality of life of children coping with cancer and other serious illnesses. The organization helps more than 60,000 children in 14 countries record, tell and own their own stories of courage, using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of honor and hope.

For more information, please contact:
Gayle Petrillo, Owner of First Impressions at 602-621-0042 or [email protected]; or
Jean Gribbon, Founder and Executive Director of Beads of Courage at 520-344-7668 or [email protected]
     DETAILS

WHAT: Inaugural IMPACT Fashion Show presented by First Impressions and benefiting Beads of Courage

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel & Suites, 5151 E. Grant Road, Tucson

WHEN: Sunday, September 23, 2-5 PM

WHY: Be inspired to make an impact with your wardrobe while impacting the lives of kids coping with serious illness in our community.
​​ HOW YOU CAN HELP

BE A SPONSOR: Levels range from $500 - $1,200

BE AN EXHIBITOR: $125 for a 6-foot table and one event ticket

PURCHASE: Event tickets are $55 each

DONATE: Items for our silent auction
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