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Carson Kressley at Fashion Funds the Cure to help local girls with cancer



It might be the most sniffle-inducing event in town.

Bunches of little girls battling cancer will get gussied up and head down the runway Wednesday  at Neiman Marcus in International Plaza for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s Ninth Annual Fashion Funds the Cure event. The fashion show gives the girls a chance to spend time away from their reality, briefly trading demanding hospital treatments for manicures, makeovers and new outfits. Proceeds benefit cancer research.

It’s hosted once again by Carson Kressley, a fashion stylist known from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Dancing with the Stars and How to Look Good Naked. He also wrote a children’s book called You’re Different and That’s Super, which follows a unicorn growing up among horses. Awwww. Here's Carson with the girls a couple years back.


Clearwater native Suite Caroline will perform at the event, which always draws  professional athletes and television personalities, and includes wine, catered food and private shopping. Fashion Funds the Cure starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Tickets are $100 for general admission and $250 for patron tickets, which gets your name listed in the program. Call (813) 269-0955 or visit

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Photo: Amy Scherzer, Times

[Last modified: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:15am]


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