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05/16/08
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Celebrities Unite For 27th Annual CARA Fashion Show
The belief that children’s charities are deserving of support has enticed several Indy notables to join the already star-studded lineup for CARA Charities’ 27th Annual Fashion Show at the Marriott Hotel on Thursday, May 22.

Joining two time Indy winner and “Dancing With the Stars” champion Helio Castroneves, will be 2002 pole sitter Bruno Junqueira, Rahal-Letterman’s Ryan Hunter-Reay and Pacific Coast Motorsports driver Mario Dominguez. Dreyer and Reinbold’s Milka Duno is also set to appear and CARA hopes to make her latest children’s book “Go, Milka, Go!” available for purchase. The book promotes the importance of education to children of all ages.

Rossana Fanucchi, wife of two time Indy winner and the 2008 pace car driver Emerson Fittipaldi, will appear along with Tatiana Fittipaldi Papis, daughter of Emerson and wife of driver Max Papis.

Community leader Charlotte Lucas will also take to the runway along with Brittany Mason, Miss Indiana USA, a top ten finalist in the recent Miss USA competition.

The 2008 CARA honorees, Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Cody Unser will be joined by other community leaders and media personalities. All will be wearing fashions provided by The Secret Ingredient, Raleigh Limited Men's Clothier, and Teeter Totter Children's Wear.

Proceeds from the event will be shared with partner Riley Hospital for Children, the Cody Unser First Step Foundation and CARA Charities “Buckle Up Baby” program. 

The highly popular show starts with an 11:30 a.m. social hour followed by the luncheon at 12:30. The fashion show begins at 1:30. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased through the CARA Charities office: 317- 299-2277 or at www.caracharities.org.

Last year’s show raised over $70,000 for local and national charities. Assisted by the support of sponsors, teams, drivers, members and race fans, CARA has donated more than $4 million dollars since their founding more than a quarter of a century ago. CARA focuses on helping children, hospitals, scholarship funds and ministries as well as charitable foundations assisting children.

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