Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pink & Red Remarkable

If you're doing it right -- every now and then -- you get to be a witness to something REMARKBLE. Well -- here's your chance....

On Sunday, February 28, 2010, Coats & Clark is sponsoring the first ever Pink & Red Fashion Show. We've partnered with the two organizations that are fighting the two biggest killers of women in America -- heart disease and breast cancer...and this is NOT going to be just another style show...

As you know, we issued a challenge to the audience -- and asked YOU to make a pink and red garment. Then, upload it to Burda, where the audience would be encouraged to vote for their favorites.....

Coats & Clark had no idea what a chord this would strike for one family....they got together, and six women made eight different outfits...all to honor the women in their lives who were stricken with breast cancer or heart disease. Carol wrote this about their project:

Through the history of historical dress, I would like to introduce you to my friend, Dawn, and her grandmothers, along with my family, and the women who have been stricken with breast cancer and heart disease. We have chosen to represent these women in costumes from the year of their birth. Please note, these costumes are historically inspired, not historically accurate.

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Like the women before us who knew how precious thread was to producing their needed garments and wears, let us not waste our lives. Let us re-purpose to live our lives fully. Intentionally. Deliberately. Let us not stuff our dreams and hopes into cupboards and plastic bins, but rather, enjoy the beauty of life around us and be grateful for what we do have.


To view the slideshow and vote for your favorites (they'll actually get to BE in the Pink & Red Fashion Show) -- go to and look for the "Coats & Clark Pink & Red Fashion Show". Or -- go to or to

Voting is open from February 8 - 12.

And, of course, you still have time to make YOUR OWN pink and red outfit to wear to the show -- to honor the survivors in your own life.

Tickets are still available for this good cause...your $10 donation can be given to either charity. At the show -- go to the AHA or ACS booth -- they'll accept your donation and GIVE YOU A TICKET TO THE SHOW.

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