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Fashion Passion 2016

Event Raises $380,000 for Children with Special Needs

Wichita, Kan. – This year’s sold out Fashion Passion raised $380,000 in net proceeds raised for children with special needs helped through Rainbows. Fashion Passion, a Rainbows United Friends of the Heart event, entertained a packed house of more than 650 guests with a runway show and auction at Textron Aviation Activity Center on Friday, November 18.

Honorary chairs: George and Jocelyne Laham
Event chairs: Pat and Sylvia Do
Presenting Sponsors: Cox Communications, Bradley Fair, Mid-America Orthopedics

Platinum Sponsors: Spirit AeroSystems, Textron Aviation

Event Sponsors: DCO, Docuplex Printing Inc., Justin McClure Creative

Diamond Sponsors: Emprise Bank, Doonan Truck & Equipment, Schreck Financial Group, LLC – Toothaker – Gabel Team, Jim & Jo Walters

Host: Michael Schwanke

Fashion Passion is one of Wichita’s hottest events! This dynamic night features DJ Carbon spinning the hits, fashiontini and black label bar cocktails, a silent and live auction like no other and a high-energy runway show. Wichita’s latest fashions are represented on the runway thanks to Bradley Fair and professional runway models from Models and Images. The presenting sponsors for the event are Bradley Fair, Cox Communications and Mid-America Orthopedics. Over 650 attendees enjoy this event and it’s all done to support children with special needs – because helping children is always in!

Fashion Passion is orchestrated by a devoted group of volunteers: Friends of the Heart. The purpose of Friends of the Heart is to enrich the lives of the children and families served by Rainbows United through volunteerism, friend raising and fundraising. Become a Friends member today by calling 316.267.KIDS.

Rainbows United served more than 3,500 children birth – 21 with special needs or at risk throughout Sedgwick and Butler last year. Rainbows is dedicated to enhancing the lives of children with special needs and their families by bringing together community resources and providing customized services as they have been for the past 44 years.