Love on a Hanger hosted its seventh annual “Pretty in Pink” fashion show on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery.
The fashion show donated 100 percent of the proceeds to the Cancer Resource Alliance, formerly known as the Women’s Cancer Coalition.
The Cancer Resource Alliance is a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to residents of Montezuma and Dolores counties with a recent cancer diagnosis, according to a news release from Tiffani Waters, owner of Love on a Hanger. Waters also is president of the Cancer Resource Alliance, according to the nonprofit’s secretary and founding member, Sue Tompkins.
“The event has grown into something that I never imagined it would seven years ago,” Waters said in a news release. “Each year, I am continually in awe of how gracious and giving our community is.”
The fashion show featured fall and winter fashions as well as a pop-up shop.
The event hosted silent and live auctions, dance performance, hair and makeup tutorials, and complimentary dessert and a cash bar.
Cortez local Katie Meyer has been attending the event for a few years and said it keeps getting better.
“I keep coming back because it is a great cause, it is for an amazing thing for the community,” Meyer said. “It is for a great cause and it is a good time and it is fun.”
The event started small in 2011, growing from 50 attendees to 250 in 2016. The event has raised of $40,000 for the Cancer Resource Alliance.
In 2016, the event raised $19,500.
“It was another successful year,” Tiffani Waters said. “It does continue to grow every year.”
According to Waters, she is still gathering and counting the profits for this year’s contribution to the Cancer Resource Alliance.