Friday the 13th was a lucky day for all who attended and made the 2017 Beyond Pink Fashion Show a success.

The fun is just beginning!

It was once again a sold-out crowd for an evening of drinks, appetizers, auctions, and a fashion show featuring talented area designers and models.  There’s a reason this event is one of the most sought-after tickets in town:  all the money raised stays in this area to help local women in the fight against breast cancer.  To date, Beyond Pink has touched over 1000 lives by helping women afford thermograms, a screening method that can detect early signs of cancer up to ten years before other tests.  But Beyond Pink isn’t just touching those 1000+ lives.  They see each life as a footprint, in which everything that an individual does in their community and every other person that they interact with has a profound impact.  Everyone is in this fight.

Photobooth fun.

As the silent auctions ended, attendees gathered around their tables with drinks, appetizers, and friends.

Emcee Kristi Gorenson and auctioneer Randy Wells welcomed everyone, the room lights dimmed, and the runway lights came up.

Randy Wells and Kristi Gorenson thank all attendees.

It was time for the Beyond Pink designers and models to show off their hard work and talent.

Kimmie Hannum modeling her own design.

Phoenix Rising Nichole Mischke modeling a design by Linda Graff.

With a Little Help from my Friends, designed and modeled by Lynne Blackwood.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Victoria’s Secrets, designed by Ronnie Ryno of Glamarita and Amy McCoy of House of Pop. Modeled by Michelle Robertson.

La Matadora and The Bull face off. Design by Trish Comrie and modeled by Christy Lee Comrie.

Goldfinger, design by Victoria Zvoncheck-Ferro, modeled by Sandy Clemons.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, design by Amber Vietzke, modeled by Amber Vietzke and Madisyn Doyle.

Amidst all the excitement of the show, two women had a message to share.  Staci Sawyer and Lindsay Taylor both received assistance from Beyond Pink as part of their fights against breast cancer, and they came on stage to give a simple thank you and to say that they wouldn’t be on that stage if that help wasn’t available.

Staci Sawyer, Kristi Gorenson, and Randy Wells lead the room in singing “Happy Birthday” to Lindsay Taylor.

At the end of the evening, $188,400 had been raised for Beyond Pink, enough to provide grants to 685 women.  It was enough to make Beyond Pink founders Karla Porter and Charlie Brewer want to kiss the whole room.  That’s what happens when Spokane shows the love.

Karla Porter, Denise Kost, and Charlie Brewer thanking everyone.