|Helen Bisdorf and Jenny Ginocchio are this year’s Women on the Move Luncheon & Fashion Show co-chairs
Fashion and philanthropy are two of my passions. That’s why I was so excited to hear about the 2012 Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show Presented by Performance Lexus, which is coming up soon. It’s a huge luncheon and fashion show, featuring some of the Tri-State’s best boutiques, to benefit a great cause: Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
For the past two years, the event has sold out and it’s been THE place to see and be seen in your best Spring fashions. I caught up with the organizer of the event to get the 411 on this year’s fete. Check out my Q&A with her below!
Amy Scalia: In a few sentences, how would you explain the 2012 Women on the Move Luncheon and Fashion Show?
Helen Bisdorf, Women on the Move Luncheon & Fashion Show co-chair: 2012 will be the third year for this event (sold out in 2010 and 2011) which features the fashions of Alligator Purse, Khakis, Castle House, Sara Benjamin’s, Fetish, Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, Kate and Brooks Brothers. A fabulous auction featuring unique items—including a an Apple iPad, a Tiffany & Co. suede tote, a Helen Adams photography session, a Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Fur throw, gift certificates to premier restaurants and an array of spa services — as well as multiple vendor tables to browse during the registration hour, add to the charm of the event. Seating is limited and the last two years’ events were sold out. Individual tickets are $65 and tables range from $750 – $2,500. To make a reservation and “join the movement toward a world free of MS” contact Mary Wright at (513) 956-4110.
Scalia: You’ve done this event for several years now – what’s going to be unique and special about this year’s event?
Bisdorf: For the first time Steve Raleigh, Emmy award winning meteorologist will be emceeing and I am sure he will charm the women in attendance. We are also adding a WOW opening to the show with musical numbers from Jennifer Brissman of the University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music. Additionally, we will be showing more fashions this year including for the first time clothing from Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs, Kate and Brooks Brothers. Thanks to the hard work of our committee members our Chinese Auction has expanded. For the first time we are adding two silent auction items on which to bid: one of which is an opulent night at the opera including a luxurious stay at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza and breakfast at The Grille at Palm Court; and the other an Apple iPad 2. We will also close the show with a surprise for our audience.
Scalia: Sounds like fun! This is all for a great cause too, correct?
Bisdorf: Yes, this event is one of the foremost fundraisers for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Scalia: Tell me more about this organization and why the support is so important!
Bisdorf: The Society serves more than six thousand area residents with MS and their family members by providing them with the care and information needed to live independent and productive lives. In addition, the Society sponsors research to find the cause of and cure for MS. MS interrupts the flow of information from the brain and stops people from moving. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society exists to make sure that it doesn’t.
Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Kenwood Country Club