Being just as brave as her fight with cancer, Bekka De Mers took to the stage to tell her story sharing how “everything quickly became a blur” upon discovery and confirmation that she had cancer. “Every day I’m grateful there is another day’” said De Mers. “This journey has taught me so much. You can’t do everything on your own. It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to receive help. I truly believe I’ve been so blessed.” Bekka stood proud and strong as the sea of people listened to her personal journey – a journey that lead her to a new destination in her life – a life as a cancer survivor.
Emceed by Fresh FM’s Natalie Lovie (Fresh Mornings) and Toni Ross (Fresh Mid Day Host), the evening went on to consist of various entertainment with vocal performances by McKenna Langdon and Kincardine’s Brontae Hunter to dance performances by Georgia Langdon and Aspen Gallant. One of the main entertainment features of the evening was the Avant Garde fashion show – a show unlike any before in the Little Black Dress Event history – that was coordinated by the staff at Nova Vita and well received by the audience. Clothiers who sponsored the event by dressing the models, included Elizabeth Noel, Desigual, Saffron Road and Love, Poetry Corsets.
“We are very pleased to say that in our 6th year we have just surpassed the $90,000 mark of funds raised. A rather impressive amount, by our grassroots anomaly of an event,” said Melissa Whittle, owner of Twisted Pickle Small Business Emissaries and Managing Partner of the Little Black Dress Event. “To top that, we’ve been getting great feedback that this past Little Black Dress Event was our best yet. It was an uplifting sight to see the great community turn-out as well as the fun everyone was having. We know we couldn’t have done this without the volunteers and all of our sponsors.”
For more information about the Little Black Dress Event, please visit www.littleblackdressevent.ca or contact Fran Tran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-520-6400.
Photo Credit: Mike Anstee from Henry's at the 6th Annual Little Black Dress Event