Just-B-Cause, the sixth annual fashion show fundraiser, took place at Pelican Pointe Country Club with 180 guests attending.
Organized by Sandy McGowan, owner of Sandy’s Designer Clothing, 128 W. Venice Ave., the event raised $5,000 for the Dollars for Mammograms.
McGowan presented the check to Rita Bertler, president of the nonprofit charity.
Representing the charity at the event were 12 breast cancer survivors modeling clothes from McGowan’s store.
“What was really important was the generosity of the downtown merchants who are in such a dire situation at this time due to the roadworks and red tide,” McGowan said. “There was a special raffle for the $1,200 ring donated by Kerrie’s Jewels & Gems.”
Dollars for Mammograms will spend the donation on the costs of the program, which covers all aspects of breast cancer research.
In South Sarasota County and Charlotte County last year, more than 250 men and women received assistance. For more information, visit DollarsForMammograms.org.