Children Battling Cancer Model Courage & Fashions At Inaugural Fashion Show In Charlotte, NC

Oct 16, 2017

Charlotte, NC – November 4, 2017 – On Saturday, November 4, children battling cancer will make their debuts on the runway in the inaugural Charlotte Fashion Funds the Cure. Models will be cruising down the runway in the latest trends exclusively provided by Dillard’s.  

Event:                   Fashion Funds the Cure benefiting the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Date:                     Saturday, November 4, 2017

Location:             Dillard’s at Southpark Mall  

Time:                    9:30 a.m. – VIP 

                 10:00 a.m. – Doors open

     10:30 a.m. – Runway show begins

Tickets: Public is invited to purchase tickets at (, 813-269-0955

  • VIP Ticket - $50
  • Individual Ticket - $20

Sponsorship: Contact Kelly McGraw –

Media: Media is welcome. Contact Austin Barnett or call 813-868-1712, to be added to the media list.

For 14 years, Fashion Funds the Cure has been a marquee fundraising event in Tampa, FL celebrating the strength and courage of boys and girls battling cancer. Thanks to fashion sponsor, Dillard’s, Fashion Funds the Cure is hitting the road to bring the uplifting and inspiring event to Charlotte for the first time. The below children will be walking in the show.

  • Natiya Simone James, 5, Fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    • Natiya dreams of being a police officer.
  • Wren Jansen, 4, Fighting Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
    • Wren wants to be a princess nurse when she grows up.  
  • Mya McKenzie, 9, Fighting Leukemia
    • Mya hopes to be a doctor.
  • Donzhane Smith, 18, Fighting Stomach Cancer
    • Donzhane wants to be a math teacher someday.
  • Mia Blount, 11, Fighting Osteosarcoma
    • Mia dreams of becoming a singer.
  • Katlyn Megill, 16, Fighting Osteosarcoma
    • Katlyn hopes to become a makeup artist.
  • Jermon Collins, 10, Fighting T-Lymphoblastic Lymphoma
    • Jermon strives to be a professional football player when he grows up
  • Johntaniea Lofton, 12, Fighting Bone Cancer
    • Johntaniea plans on becoming a lawyer one day.

About the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation:

The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer through the Sunshine Project, the Foundation’s collaborative research initiative. By partnering with doctors and researchers from the country’s top institutions, the Sunshine Project is fast-tracking the development of new drugs and therapies that will ultimately lead to the cure of childhood cancers. For more information, visit