08/03/2007

Fashion Show Kicks-off FUTURES Golf Classic Events

Lakeview Resort’s fairways will look more like the runways of a New York City fashion show when breast cancer survivors and local women become models at the Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic Fashion Show.

This year’s show, “New York: State of Mind,” takes place Monday, August 6 and is presented by George Simms Interiors.  The fashion show serves as the kick-off event for the 2007 Duramed FUTURES Tour, held August 10 – 12 in Morgantown.

Fashion show tickets are $55 and available for purchase by calling West Virginia University’s Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at (304) 293-3711.  A limited number of tickets may be available to purchase at the door. 

Doors open at 6:45 p.m.  Attendees will be treated to hors d’ oeuvres, prizes and raffles from 7 p.m. until the runway show starts at 8 p.m.  Models will sport fashions from Vance’s Blues, Coni & Franc, and Jack & Jill.  Morgantown’s Spa Roma will provide hairstyling and make-up.

Attendees will have various opportunities to donate to the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center during the event.  While free self-parking is available, proceeds from valet parking will be donated to the Breast Care Center.

 Kim Raines, breast cancer survivor, walked the runways in the 2006 Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic Fashion Show.

Proceeds from the show and all other events throughout the week associated with the Classic will benefit the Betty Puskar Breast Care Center at WVU.  Other events include celebrity bartending at both Morgantown locations of the Boston Beanery from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on August 8. 

August 8 and 9 marks the BB&T Pro-Am, where amateur golfers are paired with a player in the Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic for a round of golf at the Pines Country Club.

Finally, the Survivors Walk for breast cancer survivors and the general public takes place August 11 at the Pines Country Club.   The first annual “Betty Day” will be launched during the event.  Betty Puskar, tournament host, will lead the breast cancer survivors on their walk. 

Jame Abraham, M.D., medical director of the MBRCC Clinic and head of the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Program, will deliver an informative presentation following the walk.  Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 7:15 a.m.

The Duramed FUTURES Tour is the official developmental tour of the LPGA.  More than 140 professional, female golfers from 26 nations and 32 U.S. states will compete for a spot on the LPGA tour. 

Tickets to watch the LPGA tournament are $5 for a week-long grounds pass and can be purchased at the gate.

For additional information about the Betty Puskar FUTURES Golf Classic events, please call the Cancer Center at (304) 293-3711.

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For more information:
Cassie Waugh, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
waughc@wvuh.com
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