After losing her mother to cancer at a very young age, Lisa Sykes, Founder of Triangle Teens for the Cure wanted to bring Teens for the Cure to the Triangle and contacted the North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to make it happen.
Teens for the Cure is an organization of middle and high school students, creating a sense of community among young people affected by breast cancer while providing a solid network of hope and support.
Lisa and her 13-year-old daughter Lily (Teen Coordinator), who is a middle schooler at Ravenscroft, formed a Teens for the Cure team for the 2013 Triangle Race for the Cure. Teens for the Cure is an affiliate to Susan G. Komen. You can learn more about the organization and their efforts at facebook.com/teensforthecurenctc.
Lisa and Lily were recently featured in Raleigh's Walter Magazine.
Lisa, whose own mother died from breast cancer when Lisa was 17, was inspired to start the group last spring, when her daughter reached the same age she was when her own mother became ill. “I wanted to create something bigger than us,” she says. Together the two helped raise $9,600, and have plans to stage a fund-raising fashion show in April. Their efforts are not only an homage to Lisa’s mother and Lily’s grandmother, they’re also grounded in reality. “I want Lily to know that she can make a difference,” Lisa says. “She can help to find the cure.”
The event will be held Saturday March 15 from 1-2pm at Raleigh Saks Fifth Avenue, Dresses on Two. Along with the fashion show, the event will feature a candy bar buffet, beverages and DJ music in addition to raffles and great giveaways. Shoppers will receive 20% off select evening or party dresses purchase between March 9-15.
The event will also feature some amazing local Raleigh talent including Pink Owl Photography who specializes in chic and modern Senior Portraits and The Pinky Girl Monograms who specialize in monogramming. The Pinky Girl Monograms are a local mom and her three daughters who started their own monogramming company! The Pinky Girls will be modeling in the fashion show.
10% of event sales will go directly to Teens for the Cure. Come out and shop and support this local Raleigh cause!
Also in the store that day will be new 2014 Kate Spade shoes and Stephanie Kantis jewelry Spring collections !! Don't miss a fun girl's afternoon out!