RUNWAY: The Real Way will be held on September 27 at the Alpert Jewish Community Center in Long Beach. Now in its fifth year, this highly-anticipated event that benefits the programs and services of JFCS offers a new theme, according to event creator and producer Wendy Manasse Wiese. “This year we will use professional models and fall fashions from Macy’s Los Cerritos Center to demonstrate how the looks we see in magazines such as Elle and Harper’s Bazaar and on the international runways move from being aspirational to adaptable for a typical woman’s wardrobe.”
RUNWAY begins at 5:30 p.m. with wine, a signature cocktail, and a variety of fresh, delicious salads and breads. The program begins at 7:00 p.m. The evening will conclude with the drawing of two lucky winners for the New York Experience. Each winner and the guest of his/her choice will fly to New York for two nights, and visit one of Hearst Magazines’ premiere fashion titles—Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, or Marie Claire. The winners will see the production floor and will also visit the fashion closet. Lunch in Café 57, the exclusive employee cafeteria and a visit to the Good Housekeeping Institute’s research center, also located in Hearst Tower, are included. Opportunity drawing tickets are $100 each, and only 200 tickets will be sold.
General admission tickets are $50 each, ($70 at the door if available) and VIP tickets, which includes a preferred seating area, a custom-designed bag, and a copy of one of Hearst Magazines’ fall fashion titles, are $90 and are available with advance purchase only. Sponsorships begin at $250, which includes at least one reserved seat in addition to all the benefits of the VIP tickets. All sponsors are invited to an exclusive pre-RUNWAY fashion event on Thursday evening, September 20. “We introduced the sponsor pre-RUNWAY event last year to encourage attendees to give more generously to JFCS, and it drew rave reviews from all who attended. This year’s event will also be both informative and enjoyable”, said Wiese.
“Wendy and her husband David pay 100% of the costs of this event, which means that all proceeds from event tickets, sponsorships, and the opportunity drawing come to JFCS to help us help so many in our area who need the vital counseling and social services we provide. We are beyond grateful for what the Wiese family does for JFCS and the clients we serve.” said Executive Director Kathryn Miles.
Event tickets may be purchased online at www.jfcsrunway.com or by phone at (562) 427-7916. The event has sold out for the last two years. Opportunity drawing tickets can be purchased at the JFCS office or by phone. For more information about sponsorship benefits and options, ask to speak with Pattie Davidson.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County is a non-profit provider of professional, affordable counseling and mental health services for the entire community, regardless of faith, ethnicity, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, or sexual orientation. It provides a safe and welcoming place where children, families and individuals can access a wide range of services and support.
This article was released by the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Long Beach & West Orange County.