On February 16, 2017, the YWCA held it’s 14th Annual Red Dress event at the Century House in Acushnet to raise money for heart health. Guests began to arrive at 5:30pm to enjoy cocktail hour followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Guest Speaker Terry Monteiro captivated the audience with her heart disease story of survival. The night ended with an elegant fashion show. All models were women in the community wearing beautiful red gowns from Fatima’s Bridal, Dress Barn, Party Dress Express, Gilda’s Bridal, New York Lace, and Celia’s Boutique. Thank you to New Bedford Vocational Technical High School Fashion Design students for designing dresses for the fashion show. Our models were escorted by members of the New Bedford Police Department. Thank you also to our sponsors SouthCoast Health, Sylvia Group, BMC Health Net Plan, BayCoast Bank, BankFive, Senior Whole Health, First Citizens Federal Credit Union and AFC Urgent Care New Bedford. Thank you to Youth Build for building the runway stage. Thank you to all of the donors for our silent auction.
Thank you to all who attended the event and to our committee, volunteers, board and staff that worked hard to make this event possible. Thank you Century House for allowing us to host the event at your beautiful venue. Century House staff did an excellent job serving all of our guests. All of our tickets, flyers and program books were donated by Monaghan’s Printing Company. DJ Jordan Paiva did an outstanding job! Thank you for helping the YWCA raise money for a good cause and continue to improve the lives of people in the community. See you at the next Red Dress Event!