Feature Article…October 2018

October 2, 2018

Rip The Runway Montreal…Fashion For a Cause

The idea came into being with a thought of there is no more good old fashion shows to attend and how does one incorporate this event with charity? Hence the conception of RTR or Rip The Runway Montreal Fashion For a Cause. It’s creators, Janice Small Wright, Aileen McCalla and Dawn McNichols are the brilliant architects behind this wonderful event, which is held yearly in October during the thanksgiving weekend.

In 2012 the first show was dedicated to entrepreneur and entertainment mogul Keith Lewis of (Keith and Karen entertainment) who sadly passed away from Leukemia. The event was an instant success in terms of bringing awareness to the disease as well funds from donations and ticket sales were given to the Leukemia Foundation.
The following years RTR MTL focus attention to these other ailments:
2013 Prostate Cancer
2014 Sickle Cell Anemia
2015 Multiple Sclerosis
2016 Mental Health
2017 Lupus

This year’s awareness is on a disease that has taken a hold of not just the elderly but the young as well. It is Alzheimer and Dementia. Adults in their mid thirties can slowly exhibit signs of dementia which are minimal memory loss, thinking process and sometimes speech. With Alzheimer it’s more extreme difficulty or loss of mental and  physical faculties.  Physicians do not know what is the cause nor there is no known cure at this time for this terrible affliction.

On October 6th, 2018 please come out and support the 7th Annual Rip The Runway Montreal Fashion For a Cause, this is a worthwhile benefit. Fantastic designer wear, gorgeous models, entertainment and galore gift giveaways are just part of an exciting night to be had by all….An event not to be missed!!!

‘Let’s not forget to help those that are suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia’.

Last year’s photos from Rip The Runway Montreal Fashion For a Cause: In Benefit of Lupus:


PLACE: SOFIA RECEPTION HALL: 410 Avenue Lafleur, Lasalle, Quebec

SHOWTIME: Doors open at 7pm – Fashion show at 8pm

TICKETS: Available at http://www.eventbrite.ca

EMAIL: diva_gibbs@hotmail.com for more information


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