March 22 at 8:00PM at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. 

"AIDS Care Service (ACS) is proud to present the 5th  annual Red Ribbon Runway design competition and fashion show.  In this unique fundraiser, both professional and amateur designers are challenged to create a high quality, wearable garment using 100% of the materials from three plain white t-shirts provided by sponsor, Hanesbrands, Inc. Other materials used in the creation of the garment must be repurposed or recycled. The design must also inspire awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate respect for those living with the disease.

The designers and their models will be featured on the runway in a professionally produced fashion show on March 22 at 8:00PM at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts. Local judges will select the best-of-show winner based on design integrity, ingenuity and most importantly — inspiration! Food, dancing, a cash wine bar, and a silent auction featuring the runway garments and other great desirables will round out the evening.

Designer Marta Chica, an ACS staff member, shared her inspiration to participate: “Last year, I shared information about the HIV virus with a client’s daughter. She is not aware that her mom is living with HIV. I told her about the Red Ribbon Runway fundraiser. She looked at me with tender eyes and told me that she would gladly participate in any way to help sick people.  I thought about the little girl’s enthusiasm to help others and decided that I would sew a little girl’s dress.”

The ACS Executive Director, Jesse Duncan shares, “This event offers a genuine cause for creativity and allows the designers and models to stand proud among the attendees knowing they are making a difference for so many lives in our community.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit<> or contact Rivkah Meder at 336-777-0116 or<>. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.""
A submitted press release

ABOVE - 2013 Best-of-Show winner John Lin (right) and model Pang Chang (left)

ABOVE - Marta Chica’s design with model Michelle Goyes

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