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Crouse Hospital Auxiliary Presents ‘A Cut Above’ Spring Fashion Show Thursday, March 19

02/18/09

Spend a stylish evening viewing cutting edge designs while supporting a good cause during the Crouse Hospital Auxiliary’s annual fashion show on Thursday, March 19 at the Hotel Syracuse. The show, ‘A Cut Above,’ will feature original clothing designs by students in the Cazenovia College Fashion Design Program. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with boutique shopping from select vendors, dinner stations and cash bar. Dessert and raffle prizes follow, with the models stepping onto the runway at 8 p.m.

All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Witting Surgical Center at Crouse Hospital. Honorary Chairs for the event are Mary-Pat Donaldson Northup, Cyndi Pratt Tierno and Marshia Witting. Co-chairs are MaryEllen Wiley, Sally Lapides and Colleen Prossner, theatre operations manager for Cazenovia College. The show is being produced under the direction of Karen Steen, associate professor of fashion design, who serves as Director of Fashion Studies at the college.

Tickets start at $50 for dinner, dessert and the show, and patron and sponsor tickets are available at additional levels. For ticket and raffle information, contact Mary Ellen Wiley at 446-3054 or mewiley1@verizon.net by March 12.

The Crouse Hospital Auxiliary is comprised of more than 500 all-volunteer members. Since 1888, the organization has raised millions of dollars to buy hospital equipment, to provide scholarships for nursing students and to cover the cost of “Visit to Hospital Land,” an ongoing community service project that gives local first-graders a chance to visit the hospital and experience a day as a patient.

Cazenovia College’s bachelor of fine arts Fashion Design Program helps students cultivate fashion concepts, create patterns and construct garments to present their own fashion lines. Hands-on experience and show planning are integral to the program, as are unique opportunities to explore the New York City fashion industry.


Cheryl Abrams
Crouse Hospital
Communications Department
Phone: 315/470-7123
Fax: 315/470-7232
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