Local swimwear designer Danielle Rocha recently hosted Summer Dream, a swimwear runway show to benefit Dream Foundation and help serve the final dreams of terminally ill young adults across the nation. Held in the Funk Zone, this fashion show not only raised funds but also helped to engage a youthful audience with the charitable work of Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for adults and their families battling life-threatening illness.
One hundred percent the proceeds from the event, held at Aperture Collection and Cabana Home
(120 Santa Barbara St.) are earmarked to serve the dreams of applicants in their twenties.
“About 11% of our dream recipients are between the ages of 18 and 35,” says Kisa Heyer, Dream Foundation Executive Director. “Their dreams range from basic needs items like laptops and tablets to stay connected with family and friends, to the opportunity to meet a personal hero or experience a rite of passage such as a graduation or prom.”
Summer Dream featured a runway show by Rocha Swim, as well as fashion from other local designers including CA Makes, Studio 399 Jewelry, Make Smith, Lisa Sands Design and Chapala & Parker.