FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance is scheduled to host Cinderella Dress Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., April 12 at the IPFW International Ballroom in the Walb Student Union building, located at 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Cinderella Dress Day is held each spring as a community service event for young women in our community. Any female high school student from ninth through 12th grade may attend Cinderella Dress Day, and will be invited to select a dress and participate in brief educational sessions.
Since its inception 17 years ago, it is estimated that more than 2,400 dresses have been given to young ladies in our community, with a value of over $240,000 through Cinderella Dress Day.
Girls do not need to make an appointment to attend this is an “open house” type of event that operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Girls are invited to bring a friend, and churches are invited to use their church vans to increase attendance.
Information on a variety of health-related topics will made available at the event, including exhibits on the dangers of social media and health and welfare safety for young women at this critical moment in their teenage years.
Although the Alliance hosts this event annually, they said they do so thanks in no small part to their 12-year community partner, Peerless Cleaners. Two times a year, in February and March, Peerless Cleaners holds a four-week campaign to collect gently-used dresses for the event. Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance officials say they are excited to partner with Star 88.3 again this year and are grateful for their outreach and support of our cause.
Alliance officials also said they would like to thank everyone who is working to make Cinderella Dress Day 2014 such a wonderful event.