Where do I start? I can not begin to describe the outpouring of love that we received for our inaugural event, "Couture for a Cause-Women Winning Against Heart Disease"! There were donations, phone calls, text messages, social media posts and more. For those who were actually in attendance, WOW! It was amazing - old friends who we hadn't seen in years who had driven many miles to get there, new friendships were formed, too, and I can't wait until we can do something together again. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was perfect!
We were given an opportunity to educate others about heart health but we were also blessed to have Mrs North Carolina International 2017, Dr. Michelle Aurelius, and Miss Teen North Carolina International, Caroline Hodges, who are also advocates for heart disease prevention and awareness. Our music services were provided by the awesome Sai the Violinist. If you haven't heard her, you should. We also had another very talented musician on the program, Miss Vanessa Ferguson, who motivated the audience with an inspirational speech that gave us the key to happiness! We were honored to have not one but two great photographers, Charles Reeves and Q.L. Richardson! Lastly, we had the best support team that anyone could ask for - EVERYTHING was handled perfectly and there was someone there every moment making sure that we had what we needed including the wonderful staff at the Marriott! Mrs. North Carolina International 2017 went above and beyond her role as Mistress of Ceremonies, she was right there in the midst of everything to make sure it went smoothly! A huge THANK YOU to everyone, we can't wait to do it all again! #MissTeenNCInternational #AMatterOfTheHeart #CoutureForACause #MrsNCInternational2017 #MichelleAurelius #FollowYourHeartNC #SaiTheViolinist #GreensboroEvents #AfricStyleInitiatives #LatoyaValentine #FiveStarLuxestyle #LuxestyleLooks #Fashion #HeartHealth #RedDress #FashionAndPhilanthropy #PreventHeartDisease #SupportTheCommunity #TheJunebugProject #Inaugural #SerwahArmahKoranteng #FashionEvents #CFAC17 #VanessaFerguson #TheVoice #ShareYourStory #JasmyneGray #SwagBags #WearRed