Five centuries of fashion
and one great cause

August 14, 2015
Paul Bernard

Fashions from the 1500s to the 1970s will be modeled during a fashion show fundraiser hosted by the Climb for Cancer Foundation. “A Dose of Fashion” will be present Thursday, Sep. 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Gainesville Woman's Club on University Avenue.

Among the models will be none other than UF’s First Lady, Linda Moskeland Fuchs. She will be joined by UF physician Alice Rhoton-Vlasak, Climb for Cancer co-founder Dianne Farb, as well as others in what promises to be will be a very different kind of fashion show.

Guests will enjoy tea with such notables as Marie Antoinette, Jane Austen, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell and Madame Curie.

Danette Baker from the Ruffled Rose Tearoom will provide the sweets and savories. Tickets are $60 each; a table of eight costs $400. All proceeds benefit oncology programs at UF & Shands.

Table purchasers have the option of competing for best table decorations honors. The table decorating guidelines can be downloaded here.

Climb for Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit foundation whose mission is to ease the pain and suffering of those affected by cancer. Since creating the Foundation, Farb and her husband Ron, an accomplished mountain climber, have raised more than $1,000,000 for cancer research and related support programs.

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