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It’s a Party on the Runway! Grant A Gift Celebrates 8th Annual “Fashion for Autism” with Stylish Soiree at Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas Nov. 3

October 9, 2017 by  

It’s a Party on the Runway! Grant A Gift Celebrates 8th Annual “Fashion for Autism” with Stylish Soiree at Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas Nov. 3
It’s time to get runway ready and go all out in the name of fashion at the 8th Annual Fashion for Autism Gala on Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. 

Featuring an evening of fundraising, in addition to men’s and women’s fashion from Neiman Marcus, the annual fashion event celebrates community members leading the fight against autism and benefits Grant a Gift Autism Foundation and UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center.

Attendees of Fashion for Autism will sip champagne while bidding on lavish and luxurious items at an exclusive silent auction beginning at 6 p.m. For those individuals who cannot attend or guests who want to get a jump start on the silent auction, online bidding will start Oct. 20 on select items at https://fashionforautism2017.auction-bid.org/.

Following the reception, Monica Jackson from Fox News This Morning, will host evening featuring live fashion show sponsored by Neiman Marcus. The luxury department store will showcase the hottest trends for both fashion-forward men and women. Guests will also enjoy an incredible live auction followed by the awards ceremony honoring three outstanding community leaders who have worked tirelessly to ensure that families dealing with autism receive the help and support needed.

International star and Golden Globe Award-winning actress Pia Zadora will be honored with the Ambassador for Autism Award; Julie Foutz Beasley, Ph.D., Child Neuropsychologist and UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center Director will receive the Autism Community Care Award; and John Guedry, CEO of Bank of Nevada will receive the Autism Community Partner Award along with Grant a Gift board members Flossie Christensen and Sarah Guindy. Former Grant a Gift program clients Haley Daniels and Jonas Martin will both be awarded the Self-Advocate Community Achievement Award, for making significant accomplishments within the community. A special Autism Advocacy recognition will be presented to Assemblyman James Oscarson.

With autism affecting 1 in 68 kids in our community, the need outweighs the services available in Southern Nevada. Proceeds from this event will help supply center diagnostics services, speech therapy, sibling support workshops, local operations, and scholarships to effectively serve families living with autism spectrum disorder and give children the opportunity to live a life of maximum independence.

Tickets are $300 per person in advance and available by calling 702-564-2453 or by emailing events@GrantAGiftAutismFoundation.org. Tables of 10 are also available. Cocktail attire is required.

Fashion for Autism is sponsored by Gaudin Motor Company, Subway, UNLV Medicine Ackerman Autism Center, Best Agency, and Las Vegas Fashion Council.

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