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CARA Charities Gearing Up for 2009 Fashion Show
The worlds of fashion and auto racing will once again come together at the 28th annual CARA Charities Fashion Show and Luncheon on Thursday, May 21 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Hosted by popular race broadcaster Bob Jenkins, the event will feature past and present Indy 500 drivers, with scheduled appearances by Will Power, Bruno Junqueira, Mario Moraes as well as some surprise guests that you absolutely won’t want to miss!

The show is known as one of the most anticipated social events during the month of May and this year’s edition promises to maintain the rich tradition of high-energy entertainment, quality fashion and community collaboration.

The theme “Everyone Pull Together” represents the collaborative spirit of the organization, its partners and participants. Proceeds from the day will benefit CARA’s award-winning Buckle Up Baby program, Riley Children’s Foundation, the Cody Unser First Step Foundation as well as the Lyn St. James Foundation.

CARA is proud to welcome Charlotte Lucas and Anne Ryder as Honorary Community Co-Chairs, and Mary Weiss as the Honorary Media Chair. "It's important to be there for people in need," Charlotte Lucas said. "You never know when it might be you or someone you love needing help. We drag race, and we do so knowing the risks involved because we've seen other people get hurt. If we can help these great charities along then we know we can reach people that may need some assistance. It's something that's very important to us.

"Last year I modeled in the CARA Fashion Show and had such a great time. I hope this year's event is an even bigger hit."

Guests can expect to see designer duds, courtesy of Berny Martin of Catou Couture and The Secret Ingredient. The younger set will be outfitted by Piper Children’s Boutique. Media personalities, community leaders, special Riley kids and their families will take to the runway alongside professional models.

There will be a fabulous live auction offering everything from Colts tickets to Randy Owens original art to fine jewelry courtesy of Kirles Jewelers—a bit of something for everyone. Door prizes and raffle items promise to be equally exciting.

Both the downtown Embassy Suites and the Conrad Indianapolis are offering special rate packages for CARA Fashion Show attendees. For details, as well as updates on the show, be sure to check out www.CARAFashionShow.com.

The event begins with an 11 am social hour followed by the luncheon at noon. The much-anticipated fashion show begins at 1 pm. Individual tickets are only $75 and reserved tables of 10 are available. Reservations can be made by calling (317) 299-2277 or online at www.CARAFashionShow.com.

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