Congress Queen’s Style Show 2012 Partners with Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids
This year’s Congress Queen’s style show, held Saturday, October 20, was glitzy, high-energy and fabulous! All the Congress Queen candidates participated, along with some guest models, including nine kids currently battling cancer. Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids, a Columbus based organization, has partnered with the Queen’s Program to help raise awareness of childhood cancer.
Fashion ranging from one-of-a-kind high end show clothes to everyday, casual and practical attire were provided by Congress clothing vendors and designers.
Both the Queen Candidates and the kids had a great time strutting their stuff down the runway. Some of the ensembles retail for over $2,500!
Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids was founded in 2007 by Nellie Krumlauf, when she was 16 years old. Inspired by her grandmother, who had battled cancer and passed away, the teen felt compelled to “do something.” She decided to put on a fashion show to benefit cancer awareness. Her long-time childhood friend Ashley Marshall, thought she was crazy at the time. “You’re 16, how are you gonna do that?”
Five years later, Nellie’s Catwalk for Kids holds an annual fashion show featuring 300 models and attracting more than 3,000 guests, at Old Dominican University, where both Krumlauf and Marshall are students. NC4K works all year long to help pediatric cancer patients and their families with financial and emotional support, as they go through this incredibly difficult time.
The All American Quarter Horse Congress and the Queen’s Program continue to support cancer awareness with their Style Show, Congress Goes Pink Day and Shirley Bowman Auction, scheduled for Saturday, October 27.