WAXHAW, NC – On April 13 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, there will be a fabulous fashion show at Waxhaw Tap House to raise money for Ovarian Cancer. The proceeds will benefit Teal Butterfly, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and educate women about ovarian cancer’s early signs and symptoms. The event will be hosted by Waxhaw’s Ramona Schiefelbein (Waxhaw Tap House), Marie Padgett (Southern Style Designs), and Jennifer Mosblech (Moss & Black Salon) and will include a meet and greet, fashion show, and dance party. Tickets are already sold out, but donations can be made to Teal Butterfly at http://www.tealbutterfly.org/support-us
The fashion show will showcase designs from Southern Style modeled by local customers and small business owners. The idea for the fundraiser came from the legacy of Dorothy Richardson, who passed away from ovarian cancer. Dorothy was all about glamour and fun and always encouraged women to make good choices for their health. “As women, we make good choices for everyone else; we need to do the same for ourselves,” Marcie Padgett remarked.
According to SEER (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results), ovarian cancer accounts for 2.5% of cancers in women. In the last survey, over 235,000 women reported having ovarian cancer. This cancer can be challenging to detect due to the small size of the ovaries. Common symptoms include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, trouble eating, frequent urination, fatigue, upset stomach, back pain, pain during sex, and menstrual problems. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please get in touch with your doctor for medical advice.
While the financial goal of the fundraiser is to raise funds for Teal Butterfly, the event also endeavors to bring awareness to women’s health issues and educate the public on early signs and detection. Ovarian cancer can be a silent killer; many women don’t realize they have it until it’s too late. The fashion show is a fun way for women to come together, celebrate life, and learn how to keep themselves healthy. The goal is to change the narrative about cancer by changing women’s lives through education. “Life is short; it’s important to feel good about yourself,” said Ms. Padgett.
For more information about Teal Butterfly, please visit their website at http://tealbutterfly.org. To support the local businesses involved, please visit Waxhaw Tap House at 110 McDonald Street or check out their website http://waxhawtaphouse.com. Southern Style Designs is located at 2416 Providence Road, and you can follow them on social media on Facebook at “Southern Style” and on Instagram @southernstyledesigns. Moss & Black Salon is located at 3808 Providence Road South, and their website is http://mossandblacksalon.com.