Giving rides and hope to cancer patients
Written By: Friday, April 28th 2017

Models decked out in the latest spring styles and colours strutted their stuff on the catwalk at the 2017 Annual Daffodil Fashion Show, April 27th at Hawkridge Golf and Country Club.

Seven Orillia clothing stores participated in the 39th annual event, including the Mariposa Scent Shop, Joseph Men’s Clothier, Eclipse, Kelly’s Klothing, Studio Eleven, Northern Reflections, and Fashion Therapy.

Proceeds from the night are used to support the Canadian Cancer Societys Wheels of Hope Program. Through the program volunteer drivers provide cancer patients with transportation to and from medical appointments and treatments. Last year the program provided rides for 95 cancer patients, to 2,478 appointments – driving a whopping 225,536 km. You can learn more about the program at the Canadian Cancer Society website.

Guests were greeted by some of the Cancer Society’s amazing volunteers…

…then escorted to their seats by one – or maybe two! – of Orillia’s finest firefighters.

Thanks to the volunteer models for showing off the latest fashions for women…

and men. Some of you might recognize the male model as former Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop.

There was plenty to bid on at the Silent Auction table.

Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Wheels of Hope program – with familiar and new faces. Among the newest was Matilda, who turned two weeks old on the day of the event!

The event raised more than $12,300. That is 247 potentially life saving rides! Thank you to Amy and the gang at the Canadian Cancer Society for inviting us back this year to host the event! We Hope to see you next year!