SIX BENDS HOSTS LOVE THAT DRESS!8 COLLECTION PARTY SEASON FINALE

FORT MYERS, Fla. – July 7 ,2016 – As Love That Dress!8 draws near, Six Bends will host a season finale party – dubbed Grease and Glamour – to conclude a summer of dress collection events around the county. All proceeds from Grease and Glamour, to be held on Friday, July 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at 9501 Thunder Road in Fort Myers, will benefit PACE Center for Girls of Lee County.

The Grease-inspired event will include a car show, swing dance demonstration by instructors from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Fort Myers, a 1950s costume contest for the most authentic outfit and more. Guests will have a chance to win raffle prizes and place bids on silent auction items donated by local businesses. Complimentary ‘diner food’ and a cash bar will be available for all attendees throughout the event.

Grease and Glamour admission is $20 or $15 with the donation of new or gently loved dresses, shoes, accessories and/or handbags. This year’s goal is to generate an inventory of over 4,000 dresses and raise $120,000 for PACE Center for Girls. Tickets for Grease and Glamour are available online at www.LoveThatDress.org.

For more information about supporting Love That Dress!8, contact Allyson Ross, special projects associate for PACE Lee, at Allyson.Ross@PACECenter.org. To participate as a Grease and Glamour vendor, contact Taylor Loethen at taylorl@sfe-us.com or 239-257-4647.

About PACE Center for Girls
PACE Center for Girls is a Florida-based, nonprofit organization and the only statewide prevention program for adolescent at-risk girls in the nation. The non-residential program targets the unique needs of girls, ages 12 to 18, facing challenges such as physical and sexual abuse, domestic violence, substance abuse, foster care, neglect, death of a parent, family history of incarceration and declining grades. In the past year, the Lee County program provided 106 girls with education, counseling, training and advocacy, resulting in 96 percent of girls in the program having no involvement with juvenile justice within one year of leaving PACE, 93 percent improving their academic performance and 76 percent remaining in school or obtaining employment three years after leaving PACE. As a result, PACE reduces the significant long-term costs associated with teen pregnancy, substance use, unemployment and long-term economic dependency.

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