Photo above: Photos by Jasmina Kimova Photography.
Friends of Caroline Hospice hosted its 13th annual Fashion Show for Compassion on April 26th at the Dataw Island Clubhouse. The event was sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital, John and Danielle Troutman, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and the Carolina Tavern.
Attended by more than 200 guests, the event highlighted fashions from 14 Beaufort stores. The theme this year was The Secret Garden. Floral centerpieces were donated by varying individuals and Farm City Flowers creating a dramatic effect in the Carolina Room of the Club.
The volunteer models walked the runway to tunes played by Gavigan Entertainment and a live auction was called by Deanna Bowdish. The highlight of the afternoon was an endearing and moving talk given by Sarah Sanford Rauch. In her speech, Sarah recounted tales of her childhood life, growing up with parents who had a true zest for life. She went on to talk about the circle of life and how families do not realize their need for hospice help until they have it, and then they don’t know what they ever did without it.
The funds raised during the fashion show allow Friends of Caroline to continue to help the Beaufort community navigate through life-limiting illnesses regardless of their ability to pay.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all who attended, sponsored, donated, volunteered and otherwise supported the event, helping FRIENDS continue to add life to days. And to the stores that participated: Andy’s Secret & Alterations, Bay Street Outfitters, Beaufort Clothing Company, Her Favorite Store, Higher Ground Outfitters, Hollyhocks, It’s Me Fashions, It’s Retail Therapy, Lulu Burgess, Matilda Jane Clothing, The Red Door Thrift Shop, SugarBelle, River Happy and Zoe Accessories.