“Runway Moms for a Cause” (RMFC) is a fashion fundraising event that is a signature event for Runway for a Cause Foundation, a Maryland nonprofit organization with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3. Labeled a visual fashion statement for Global Goodwill, RMFC is a runway show for philanthropists to take a stance on an often overlooked issue, and lend a helping hand towards a solution. As part of the Mother’s Day celebrations in the month of May, we host a yearly fundraiser fashion show/mom celebration that takes place at local venues donated by sponsors/supporters. This annual, black tie, event focuses on “Power Moms” raising funds for organizations that have been vetted by Runway For a cause Foundation.
Each year, about 200 guests that are representative of DC’s elite, dignitaries, corporations and global media attend the show. Philanthropic “Power Moms” in the DMV are invited to participate in this initiative, and will grace the runway, adorned in one of- a- kind pieces by L~Shandi Designs. The event program always begin with a cocktail reception followed by live performances and a professional style runway show. In addition to the runway show, there may also be silent auction and raffle drawings throughout the evening.
Our 2018 signature event will be held on Saturday, May 19 at the Grand Hyatt Washington, DC. This show will be held in collaboration with Unity Health Care, our 2018 event beneficiary, in their second annual Ladies Choice event in an evening of fashion, shopping and wine. The show will be hosted by Lifestyle Television Host Paul Wharton. Join us and be inspired to be a healthier you.
Unity Health Care has the largest network of community healthcare centers in Washington, D.C. and provides a full-range of health and human services to meet the needs of the surrounding communities through a network of over 20 traditional and non-traditional health sites and a mobile medical outreach vehicle. Their team of compassionate and multicultural health professionals bring whole-person care and wellness to over 106,000 patients through 500,000 visits annually, regardless of the ability to pay.
Ladies Choice is a fundraiser for their Women’s Health Services and plays an important role in the financial support of primary and preventive care, family planning services, health education, and behavioral health counseling for female patients.
They have a goal of raising $130,000 and with our support, they can reach their goal and continue to make a real difference in the lives of patients at a time when they need healthcare the most.