Local Businesses Team Up to Support Wilton Resident Battling Cerebellar Tumor

Fashion Forward Hosts Second Annual Fundraiser

Ticket Sales to Support Health Care Fund for 12-year old Wilton Resident Battling Cerebellar Tumor

Three Fairfield County businesses team up once again in an effort to raise money for an important local cause. Introducing the second annual “Fashion Forward” fundraiser fashion show event on Thursday, October 11th at 7pm at CronArt USA Gallery in Westport sponsored by Blue Star Bazaar, Melly Bonita of Stella & Dot Independent Stylist and  Whip Salon.

The fashion show will feature local models with proceeds from ticket sales and raffles benefitting the Kwei Family. Issy Kwei, a 12-year old Wilton resident, was diagnosed in July 2018 with a rare germinoma at the brain stem. She underwent emergency neurosurgery to remove the tumor and is currently receiving chemotherapy treatment. Issy is expected to make a full recovery, however, faces months of medical treatments and rehabilitation therapies to help regain mobility and speech functions.

“Our hearts go out to Issy and the Kwei family,” said Megan Abrahamsen, owner of Blue Star Bazaar. “Banding together with like-minded local businesses, the goal is to raise money for the family to help alleviate the financial burden of the medical treatments.”

Last year’s Fashion Forward event raised funds to benefit The Testaverde Fund for Spinal Cord Injury in support of Marshal Schoener, brother of Wilton resident, Randi McDonnell.

Tickets are available now for purchase online here

Fashion Forward Event Details:

Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cronart USA, 31 Church Lane, Bedford Square, Westport, CT

Tickets are $75 (adults only 21 and over) entitles the ticket holder to a fabulous night of fashion including light bites and two beverage tickets.




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