FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE FASHION SHOW RAISES
MORE THAN $2,000 FOR AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
On March 4, Berkeley College students hosted the 4th Annual Charity Fashion Show in support of the American Cancer Society. More than 50 students planned the event, arranged fashion collections and served as runway models, raising $2,060 for the charity through their efforts.
“The Annual Charity Fashion Show is beneficial to everyone involved,” said Berkeley College Director of Student Development and Campus Life, Bergen Campus, Jennifer Litvak. “Berkeley College students get to experience the challenges and rewards of organizing a live fashion show, the vendors have the opportunity to exhibit their designs, and it all benefits a very deserving charity.”
The show featured contemporary apparel from WHO.A.U.; formal wear from Biltmore Tuxedos, Windsor and Bijou Bridal; and a neo-vintage collection from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Students gave musical and dance performances after each runway segment.
Each year the fashion show supports a different charity, with this year’s proceeds being donated to the American Cancer Society.
“It’s a great show for a great cause,” said Berkeley College student Kristopher Costa of Little Ferry, who served on the Planning Committee and as a model. “Cancer affects so many people, and we support the American Cancer Society in their mission to find a cure.”
American Cancer Society Regional Vice President Denise M. Andersen said funds will support cancer research and improve the quality of life for patients from the minute of diagnosis.
“There are more than 6,000 newly diagnosed patients in Bergen and Passaic counties each year,” said Ms. Andersen. “The American Cancer Society provides many valuable services to the community, and the only way we can do this is through volunteers and donations. I’m very proud of the students here.”
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
Photo Caption A: Alexicc Roberson of Bayonne models formalwear at the 4th Annual Berkeley College Charity Fashion Show, which raised more than $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Photo Caption B: Chandni Patel of Little Falls (left) and Esther Lora of Egg Harbor Township model formalwear at the 4th Annual Berkeley College Charity Fashion Show, which raised more than $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.
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