Fashion show supports Relay for Life

The 2013 Gala Fashion Show at Curves Comox supported the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

An enthusiastic crowd was treated to the 2013 Gala Fashion Show at Curves Comox in support of the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Well over 100 ladies supported the event, which raised more than $1,000 for the cause. The show was a way for Comox Valley residents to show their support for research funding while enjoying a spectacular display of attractive outfits.

Eight Comox Valley models, using the Curves Complete weight loss system, modelled fabulous clothing ensembles on the runway. Fashions from Roxanne’s and Carosel in Comox were highlighted. The crowd appreciated the style and flair shown in the many outfits.

Fashion show attendees supported the event through the purchase of admission and raffle tickets.

The registered draws resulted in about 30 prizes being awarded, prizes which were donated to the event by local area businesses. Expenses for the show were covered by Curves Comox and other local shops, increasing the net donation to the worthy cause.

Curves Comox would like to thank the eight brave women who stepped up to strut their stuff — Cherie Cucksey-Webber, Barbara Lehman, Dawn Stigant, Anne Bartlett, Mae McKenzie, Nancy Riva, Deborah Raithby, Darcelle Hartling. Valerie Porteus was the MC, providing extensive information and fashion tips to the crowd as each garment was exhibited.

Curves Comox raises funds for the Relay all year long, through books sales, a pickle drive, craft fairs and bake sales. These events are well-supported by Comox area residents.

Each dollar raised furthers the research and support funding for the Canadian Cancer Society and local agencies. Every dollar counts.

Many members and staff also volunteer dozens of hours towards charity events. We thank them and the members of the public who chip in as well.

This year, the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is being held June 8 and 9 at G.P. Vanier Secondary School at 4830 Headquarters Rd. in Courtenay.

This event represents the largest single funding source for the national charity and the Comox Valley night has been a standout for many years. Participants walk, jog and otherwise circle the running track all night long as a way to come together in remembrance for those who have been lost, and those who are fighting the various types of cancer.

A full local contingent from the gym will be there with their distinctive purple tent all night long, and Curves Circuit with Zumba coach Sacha Scott will have everyone up and dancing at 2 a.m.  Support for the team is welcome via donations to Team Curves Comox at

— Curves Comox

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