Congress Queen Candidates Participate in Fashion Show to Benefit Pediatric Cancer

October 23rd, 2013 1:00 PM | No Comments
Meet Nellie, creator of NC4K! She encourages everyone to "wear the gold ribbon" to support childhood cancer

Meet Nellie, creator of NC4K! She encourages everyone to “wear the gold ribbon” to support childhood cancer

The new Congress Queen has been crowned (Congrats Meghan!), but would like to share what the Queen Candidates get up to beyond their competition. Every year, the Queen candidates put on a special fashion show organized by Nellie’s Catwalk For Kids, an organization whose efforts go to benefit pediatric cancer.

Nellie was 16 when she first came up with the idea in 2007, after losing her grandmother to cancer. After researching, Nellie learned that childhood cancer was the least funded, and yet still a leading cause of death among children. She organized her first fashion show, and since then it has taken off to help benefit hundreds of families.

The Congress Queen Candidates model various fashions from vendors around the trade show such as Berry Fit, Dubarry, Rods, and Sean Ryan. The show also included Maggie, a beautiful little girl who is undergoing her own battle with cancer. Check out the photos we got of all of the gorgeous fashions and candidates!

For more information on Nellies Catwalk For Kids (NC4K), please visit their website. There will also be a live auction held during the Masters Class, with merchandise such as LaGrange Boots and a custom cowboy hat, the proceeds of which will also go to benefit cancer research.

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