Looking back at the Red Dress 2018

On Wednesday, February 28, 2018, YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts held it’s 15th Annual Red Dress Fashion Show at the Century House in Acushnet.

The night began with appetizers, networking, music from the Global Learning Jazz Quartet, Music of Our Lives DJ,Jordan Paiva, photos by Andrew Gallagher, and photo booth by Global Learning Charter Public School.  YWCA Executive Director Gail Fortes and YWCA Board President Dr. Juli Parker each spoke about the importance of educating women on the signs and symptoms of heart disease.  Guest Speaker, Donna Klamkin gave a captivating story about her journey living with heart disease.

The night ended with a wonderful fashion show featuring red dresses from local stores with community men and women serving as models and escorts.


The Century House team provided all of our guests outstanding and a delicious meal.  There was an abundance of wonderful gift items in the silent auction and red dress raffle.

YWCA Board Member and Red Dress Chair, Jane Gonsalves, hosted the Fashion Show portion of the evening.  Clothing for the show was provided by Fatima’s Bridal, Celia’s Boutique, Party Dress Express, Gilda’s Place of Bridal, New York Lace, Calico, Boutique Amara, and Alexandra’s Bridal.

Thank you to Monaghan’s Printing for donating, the sponsor poster, invitations, flyers and invitations flyers and program books! Thank you to YWCA Board Member Rebecca Laliberte for creating our slide show with photos from all of the past Red Dress Events.  Thank you to our amazing committee for planning the event!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and donors for making this event possible!

Please view this fabulous slide show on past Red Dress events created by YWCA Board Member, Rebecca Laliberte.