Ally’s Wish Presents Runway Hot from NYFW

The Ally’s Wish Boots & Blessings Gala host committee partners with designer Esé Azénabor to present “A Venetian Dream,” a fashion preview party at the home of Boots & Blessings Gala honorary chair Tricia Sims.

A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated in support of Ally’s Wish, a local non-profit organization that grants wishes to young mothers battling terminal illnesses in hopes of creating unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Ally’s Wish began with founder Missy Phipps asking herself, “What if it were me? What would I want? That’s what I kept thinking when considering how to minister best to Allyson [Hendrickson, the inspiration for Ally’s Wish] and her family. I would want to have precious moments with my kids. So that’s what Ally’s Wish is all about. Making those final days and moments special.” 

Ally’s Wish has been granting these wishes since 2014. Heather Gladbach, who has had stage four breast cancer for five and a half years, got to take her two children and husband to Disney Land last January. Rachel Gittins, a single mom who wanted to live life to the fullest with her children, got to take her two kids camping in the Grand Canyon. And Ashleigh Range, who was diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy and given only several months to live after she delivered, wished for a gala raising awareness and research funds for her rare form of breast cancer. The gala was held last August. There are many other stories like theirs, whose wishes have been granted – and many many more who need help.

To learn more or become a sponsor of the Ally’s Wish Boots & Blessings Gala, please visit here.

The Boots & Blessings gala will be co-hosted by event chair Laura Downing, honorary chair Tricia Sims, and runway host Carmen Surgent.

Azénabor, a rising star in the fashion world, will debut her new Fall/Winter 2016 collection in a runway of over 50 looks, which will also include pieces from her 2016 Spring/Summer Collection recently shown at New York Fashion Week. The collection was called “a celebration of nature, color, and the power of the female form” (Downtown Magazine NYC).

“We are excited to partner with Esé on this special evening to celebrate the kickoff to our incredible Boots & Blessings Gala,” said Missy Phipps, founder and president of Ally’s Wish. “Esé’s designs are absolutely stunning, and we know the show will be unforgettable.”

“I love the way fashion empowers me, and I am thrilled to be able to showcase my current collection in Dallas to inspire other women,” Esé Azénabor said.

Event time and details are on our events calendar.

You can purchase tickets here.

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