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Pretty for Parkinson


Pretty for Parkinson’s Fashion Show Fundraiser held in Boston to Benefit the Parkinson’s Unity Walk featuring Samuel Vartan Collections


Boston - Parkinson’s disease is the second most common chronic neurological disorder, affecting more than one million Americans.  Every nine minutes someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  To help make a difference, the Pretty for Parkinson’s Fashion Show raised money for this year’s Parkinson’s Unity Walk, a national grassroots organization that aims to raise awareness and funds for research with the hopes of one day finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. 

On Friday March 18, 2011, the Pretty for Parkinson’s Fashion Show took place at Bill's Bar, 5 Lansdowne St. Boston (right behind Fenway Park). Included in the night's models lineup were the former Miss Ohio, former Miss Nigeria, and many familiar faces of various fashion weeks. All the beautiful models displayed their underlying commitment to end Parkinson's by walking the runway for three changes, with light blue nail polish and light blue Parkinson’s bracelets.   All proceeds went directly towards the Unity Walk, which was held in New York’s Central Park on April 16, 2011. 

This night was truly something special because there was so much in store.   There were the designs of Samuel Vartan, well known models, good food, great music from DJ Chuck of Move it Music and acapella group Hyannis Sound.  There were also exclusive gifts and auction items, such as autographed sports memorabilia from the Celtics and Red Sox, specialty items from local brewer Samuel Adams, an all inclusive nights stay at the XV, a great Boston boutique hotel, and many more prizes that made this a worthwhile event.   People paid to attend the fashion show and everything was  donated – the food, venue, model’s time, staff, prizes, raffles, silent auction items, signs, designers, make-up artists, and hair stylists. Most importantly, the Potter family raised over $1,500 for this great cause.