This Powerful Designer Has a Fashion-Forward Approach to Finding a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis
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The world can be at tough place sometimes, so there's nothing better than finding a small glimmer of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day. And 15-year-old fashion designer Grace Rose is more than just a glimmer—she's quite the powerful ray of light.
Grace was born with Cystic Fibrosis (CF), a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs, pancreas and other organs by causing persistent infections and ultimately interfering with the body's vital functions. As of now, CF doesn't have a cure, but Grace has refused to let her diagnosis bring her down.
Instead of succumbing to the difficulty of her disease, Grace allowed her diagnosis to spur her actions. She's the founder of the powerful non-profit organization, the Grace Rose Foundation, which has currently raised $300,00 for CF research and awareness. She also created her own clothing line, Rosie G, at just ten years old, and has used her incredible talent as a platform to bring her disease into the public eye.
Since her very first birthday, Grace Rose has been hosting annual fashion show fundraisers featuring her designs—and the next one is just around the corner!
On Saturday, August 18, you can attend GR4CF #15 at TOMS headquarters in Los Angeles. For the 15th year in a row, Grace will use her powerful voice and natural talent for fashion to speak out about her disease, and hopefully move one step closer to finding a cure.
The event will take place from 4pm-8pm and will feature various models and influencers, as well as some stunning live performances and a silent auction.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $25-$200, depending on your age and participation level. Make sure you snag yours early, as this is one event you definitely don't want to miss out on.
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