Workin’ the runway for a cause: This is How We Roll fashion show

Workin’ the runway for a cause: This is How We Roll fashion show

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They are confident, they're excited, they're happy, and they're around people who are in wheelchairs... which doesn't always happen!
13041023_10153876755787741_1419478158794517086_oMarie Hayes

When it comes to fashion shows, This is How We Roll is one with a great purpose and great outfits but… is a little different than other fashion shows.

“This is an awesome event, the first time that I saw this fashion show I was laughing and crying and cheering.. I was so incredibly happy.”

13041395_10153876759157741_8146632909050081190_oMarie Hayes

This is How We Roll Fashion Show, completely comprised of models in wheelchairs, is put on every year by the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation (BRPF).

Development Director Janet Curtis explains,

“It’s just a very inspiring event, this is our third year.”

And what’s not to be inspired by? Not only does the fashion show give people in wheelchairs a chance to work it on the runway, but with the outfits being donated or sponsored by local businesses, the audience is filled with friends, family and members of the community.

13062915_10153876752072741_4595341620593612827_oMarie Hayes

“It gives the models and their families and friends a chance to see the model in a different light. They are confident, they are excited, they are happy, and their around people who are in wheelchairs… which doesn’t always happen!”

And with the event raising awareness and support for BRPF to finding a cure to paralysis, Janet confidently states,

“All in all, a very successful day and event.”

To learn more about the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation or This is How We Roll fashion show, check out their website here.