American Girl Fashion Show

American Girl Fashion Show

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The Aubrey Rose Foundation hosts its annual American Girl Fashion Show April 24-26 at Music Hall


The Aubrey Rose Foundation was founded by Jerry and Nancy Hollenkamp in remembrance of their daughter, Aubrey: a beautiful, happy baby who endured many physical challenges including a successful heart and double lung transplant at 18 months old.


Aubrey died suddenly and unexpectedly, two days short of her third birthday in Nov. of 2000. Her spirit lives on through this nonprofit organization that brings joy and peace to children and families.


The Aubrey Rose Foundation helps families with financial need due to medical expenses of their children. Also, it awards educational scholarships to 8th graders going on to private high school in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana area.


According to Nancy, the foundation also developed “Healing the World’s Hearts” in 2004 along with help from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, local surgeons and corporate support to provide “simple” heart procedures to needy children in the U.S. and developing countries around the world.


“We brought Elena from Russia, Hannah from Philippines and last year we brought Sean from the Philippines,” Nancy explains. “It is so wonderful to say that these three children’s lives were saved!”


The American Girl Fashion Show is The Aubrey Rose Foundation’s biggest annual fundraiser to support their efforts throughout the year. The show will take place on the three following dates: Friday, April 24 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 26 at 11a.m. and 3 p.m.


“Our Model Calls take place 3 different weekends in January, 2015, at all of the Toyota dealerships in Cincinnati and Northern KY,” Nancy says. “At the Model Calls, we tell the girls and parents about why they do the American Girl Fashion Show and that is Aubrey’s story.”


General admission tickets for children and adults are $40 each. Some VIP and special seating options are also available. “The Aubrey Rose Foundation is a 501(C)3 Foundation, run by all volunteers,” Nancy explains. “So, every cent of every dollar raised goes toward helping children and their families.


Nancy says the response each year from participants and attendees is remarkable and inspiring. “They really want to help us help sick kids and for Jerry and I, that is just such an amazing feeling to see our models embrace the fact that they can help us help sick kids,” she adds.


Livvy Stubenrauch, the voice of Young Anna in Frozen, will be a model in the fashion show this year. In addition, she will be the special celebrity at the VIP After Party for models. “[Stubenrauch and her family] live in Harrison, so it is great that she is local and willing to embrace us!” says Hollenkamp.


It is expected that there will be six shows with about 70+ models per show. They have a Premium package that they are offering to models and part of this package includes tickets to the VIP After Party and also a doll of choice for the model.


To register a participant, click here and then schedule a time for the model call so that she can be measured to see what outfit they could fit in to wear in the American Girl Fashion Show.


Nancy is also looking for companies to sponsor the show and also provide in-kind donations to help with production costs. “Both of these things will enable them to be able to put more funds towards helping families with children who are medically,” Nancy adds.


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