Group celebrates compassion through fashion

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Photo above: A fashion show was one of the highlights at the Fashion for Compassion event presented by the Dataw Island Club. Photo provided.

The 14th annual “Fashion for Compassion” charity fashion show and auction, benefiting the Friends of Caroline Hospice, was held recently at the Dataw Island Club. 

This annual fundraiser includes a fashion show, luncheon and silent auction sponsored by local stores and vendors. 

Guest speakers Tim Conroy and Kathy Harvey, siblings of the late Pat Conroy, gave speeches describing a journey of love and care provided to their family from Friends of Caroline Hospice. 

“The impact that Friends of Caroline Hospice has had on our community was apparent, as many local businesses showed their support by sponsoring the event, donating products and services for the silent auction and 14 stores modeled clothing in the fashion show,” according to a press release.

Volunteer models of all ages were treated to the full hair and makeup prep before strutting down the runway wearing outdoor apparel, active wear, resort dresses, children’s clothing, lingerie and even secondhand thrift store items. 

The first flight showcased the stores Red Door, Lotus, Matilda Jane Clothing, Beaufort Clothing Company, Urban Nest, and Balance Boutique Fitness. The second flight of stores included It’s Retail Therapy, Higher Ground Outfitters, Grayco Hardware & Home (yes they have clothing!), Grace and Glory, Etcetera, Grounded Running and Kalon and Company – accessorized by Circa 1910 Jewelry.

During intermission, DJ Jesse played auctioneer, awarding various vacations and getaway experiences, including a cruise, a New York shopping trip and a New Orleans vacation.

Friends of Caroline Hospice is a nonprofit organization serving Beaufort County and its residents for over 35 years. Friends of Caroline provides quality-of-life care that offers hope and encouragement to those nearing the end-of-life’s journey and support for their family, friends and the community.

Attendees browse items to bid on in a silent auction. Photo provided.
Attendees browse items to bid on in a silent auction. Photo provided.

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