Swedes fashion show raises more than $50K

The 19th annual Puttin’ on the Glitz fashion show was a sell-out once again this year. More than 500 supporters attended this year’s event on November 11 at Giovanni’s, raising more than $50,000. Proceeds of the event benefit Swedish American’s BetterLife Wellness cancer resource services.  

More than 25 local television anchors, newspaper reporters, hospital professionals and community officials modeled the latest fashions from Dress Barn and Men’s Warehouse. Additionally, the second annual Commitment to Caring Award was presented to Greg and Kelly Jury for their efforts over the past 30 years to raise more than $1 million to benefit children’s services at SwedishAmerican.  

“We are extremely thankful for the support of our community and are pleased to be raising funds for our oncology patients and their families,” says SwedishAmerican Foundation Director Laura Wilkinson. “Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another and this event was a great way to bring the community together and raise money for a valuable cause.”

–SwedishAmerican

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