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Student Fashion Show to Support Cancer Patients Treated at Children's

 TROY (March 17, 2014) – On Saturday, March 22, students from Pike County High School in Brundidge will host their second annual “Runway of Hope” fashion show to raise money for patients treated at Children’s of Alabama.

Proceeds from the event will benefit The Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The ACCCBD is the state's only comprehensive center for pediatric cancer and other blood disorders, treating 90 percent of all such patients diagnosed in Alabama.  Specialized pediatric services exist for all forms of childhood cancer, leukemia, brain and spinal cord tumors, hemophilia and other bleeding disorders and sickle cell diseases in the state. The center is a partnership between Children’s and UAB Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and is home to the only pediatric programs in blood and marrow transplantation, childhood cancer survivorship, developmental cancer therapeutics, pediatric neuro-oncology, pediatric hemophilia and sickle cell disease in the state of Alabama. The cancer program is ranked among the best in the nation by US News & World Report.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. on March 22, at J. Michelle’s (1140 Highway 231, Troy 36081). Tickets are $8 if purchased in advance, or $10 at the door. Those wishing to purchase advance tickets may call Crystal Holland at (334) 372-2502.

Chelsey Holland, a sophomore at Pike County High School, is the primary coordinator of the event. Chelsey’s mother, Crystal, was a patient at Children’s as a child after suffering burns covering more than 75 percent of her body.

The fashion show is sponsored by TJ Maxx and will feature entertainment by SheBANG Dance Company.

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children since 1911, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Last year, families made more than 670,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. and has been ranked among the top children’s hospital programs in the country for the past four years by US News & World Report. More information is available at