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‘FUNky Fashion Show’ raises $19,400 for Lee County’s PACE Center for Girls

June 29, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

The PACE Center for Girls, Lee County, recently raised $19,400 during 'FUNky Fashion Show,' a Love That Dress! collection event, held Wednesday, June 20, held at the Cape Coral Yacht Club.

The fundraising event was hosted by IBERIABANK.

The FUNky Fashion Show featured one-of-a-kind pieces made completely from recycled or repurposed items.

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Those attending the “FUNky Fashion Show’ to benefit the Pace Center for Girls included, back row from left,Katie Damminger, Sarah Hoogerhyde and Elise Rose; and front row from left, Rachel Toomey and Olivia Orth

Marie C. Dyer was this year's featured designer who's "Charting the Course for Success" creation, inspired by the PACE Girls, won People's Choice. Vector & Ink's "Southwest Florida Destination" dress won both FUNkiest Fashion and Runway Ready.

Nearly 125 dresses were collected during the gathering to be sold at discounted prices during Lee County's 10th Love That Dress! event on Aug. 22, with all proceeds benefiting PACE programs and services, which impact girls and young women ages 11 to 18.

Sponsors of the event included The Gunterberg Charitable Foundation, IBERIABANK, WastePro, Mike Patrick Electric, Big Blue Brewing, New Beginnings Events, Priority Marketing, 96.9 WINK FM, Caloosa Tent & Rental and Cape Coral Lifestyle Magazine.

The PACE?Center for Girls, Lee County, is located at 3800 Evans Ave., Fort Myers.

For additional information about the organization, call 239-425-2366 or visit



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