Fashion show unites celebrities and top executives as they strut the catwalk at Holt Renfrew.

Arlene Dickinson hosts second annual Well Dressed for Spring event in support of Wellspring.

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Wellspring, a network of cancer support centres, hosts the second annual Well Dressed for Spring fundraiser in collaboration with Holt Renfrew and Women in Capital Markets. Following the success of last year's event, this one night, high-energy fashion show brings together the biggest names in finance, fashion and media for a night of glitz and glamour. This exclusive networking event, private shopping experience and cocktail reception will be emceed by Arlene Dickinson (CEO of Venture Communications and venture capitalist on the CBC television series Dragons' Den and The Big Decision).

Taking place on Monday, February 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Holt Renfrew (50 Bloor Street West), models strutting the catwalk include:

Diane Flanagan, VP Corporate Communications, Scotiabank
Laura Gainey, senior vice president, RBC Insurance
Martha Fell, CEO, Women in Capital Markets
Paul Henderson, 1972 Summit Series alumnus
Mary Ito, Host, Fresh Air, CBC Radio
Lynda Morrison, past CEO, Wellspring
Diane Osak, associate director, Quality & Risk Management, Ernst & Young
Sandie Rinaldo, anchor, CTV National News
Dr. Marla Shapiro, Medical Contributor to CTV's Canada AM and Medical Consultant for CTV News and CTV News Channel, Host Dr Marla and Friends
Mark Standish, president and co-CEO, RBC Capital Markets and co-head, Investor and Treasury Services

With the purchase of a $200 ticket, guests will enjoy a cocktail reception, fashion show, networking and an exclusive private shopping experience that includes a $100 Holt Renfrew gift card.

"Living with cancer requires more than medical care," said Christina Smith, Wellspring Chief Executive Officer.  "It helps tremendously to speak with someone who understands, first hand, the emotional, psychological, and practical consequences of cancer and its treatment.  We are so grateful to the wonderful sponsors and models whose lives have directly been impacted by this disease, and who have now chosen to help others face cancer with dignity." 

Wellspring is grateful for the support of Holt Renfrew, Women in Capital Markets, and leading sponsors BMO Financial Group, Royal Bank of Canada, Scotiabank, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, McMillan LLP, Aird & Berlis LLP and ELLE Canada Magazine.

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*Guests will receive a charitable tax receipt for the eligible portion of the ticket price following the event.  

About Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation:
Founded in 1992, Wellspring provides support to individuals, family members and professional caregivers who are battling any type of cancer, at any stage, without need of medical referral. This includes coping skills, expressive therapies, educational workshops and presentations, and cancer rehab programs. 3,000 people are served every year in the GTA through 6,000 program sessions delivered with the help of 500 volunteers. Wellspring receives no ongoing government or other core funding.  

To make a donation or contribute your time as a volunteer, please visit,    

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