Celebrities show their support for people living with cancer by modeling in the Well Dressed for Spring Fashion Show

February 25 show raises funds for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation

TORONTO, Feb. 19, 2015 /CNW/ - Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, hosts the fourth annual Well Dressed for Spring Fashion Show and fundraiser in collaboration with Holt Renfrew and Women in Capital Markets. This exclusive, high-energy event is an evening of glamour, fashion, networking and inspiration.

Emceed by Beverly Thomson, co-host, Canada AM, with fashion commentary provided by Lisa Tant, vice president, exclusive services, store experience, Holt Renfrew, the show features local media celebrities and leaders in the financial industry as models, all of whom have had a personal connection to cancer.

Models include:

Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor and senior editor, CTV National News
Frank Ferragine, weather specialist, Breakfast Television and gardening specialist, CityNews
Kelly Rowan, Canadian film and television actress and producer
Brian Price, 2008 Olympic gold medalist, 2012 Olympic silver medalist, RBC Olympian
Gillian Deacon, host, Here and Now, CBC Radio One
Gurdeep Ahluwalia, anchor/host, TSN
Sandy Gibson, CEO, Elevate Inc. and son of Wellspring Founder, Anne Armstrong Gibson
Kathi Andri, registered nurse, Mackenzie Health Hospital; ELLE Canada Model Search selectee
Lolitta Dandoy, fashion journalist & blogger, FashionIsEverywhere
Janet Boyle, vice president, unsecured lending, Scotiabank
Tish Vigna, manager, BMO conference and event centre, BMO Financial Group

The February 25, 2015 show will be held at Holt Renfrew's Bloor Street location. Each $200 ticket includes a wine reception, the fashion show and a $100 Holt Renfrew gift card to use during a private shopping experience following the show.

"This is an evening where passion meets fashion," said Christina Smith, CEO, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation. "On average, over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day. We are so grateful to the many wonderful celebrities who have come forward to share their own deeply personal cancer stories in order to help us raise funds and awareness of the need for  vital cancer support programming provided at Wellspring. Since 2012, the Well Dressed for Spring fashion show has raised more than $550,000 allowing Wellspring to provide support for thousands of men, women and children in the GTA.

Wellspring is grateful for the support of BMO Financial Group, RBC, Scotiabank, Deloitte, PwC, EY, Mastercard, Aird & Berlis LLP, American Express, Norton Rose Fulbright, TD Bank Group, Torys LLP, Yconic, Air Canada and ELLE Canada."

For tickets, please visit wellspring.ca

For media accreditation, please contact laura.bryce@highroad.com 

About Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation:
Wellspring is a network of community-based support centres that offer programs and services to meet the emotional, social, spiritual, practical and rehabilitative needs of people living with any type of cancer, at any stage, and those who care for them. Wellspring, which provides care, free of charge for more than 3000 people in the GTA every year, receives no government or other core funding, and is funded exclusively by independent donors and corporate partners.

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

Twitter:          @WellspringCAN
Facebook:      WellspringCAN 

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For further information: For interview requests or more information, please contact: Laura Bryce, High Road Communications at 416-644-2290 or laura.bryce@highroad.com

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