Fashion and Fundraising

A John Blassingame Charity Fashion Show Production

Community Baptist Church of Englewood’s Keep the Faith Cancer Support Group, Pastor Lester Taylor, and Ministry Leader Katrina James under the direction of First Lady Gayle Taylor hosted the “Love on Yourself” fundraiser at NJ Eye and Ear.

The fundraiser was for the cancer support group, which offers financial and educational support to those fighting cancer. Local vendors of clothing, jewelry, insurance, real estate, and various beauty products and services were invited to participate as well. Amazing Lash and European Wax were among those who networked and promoted their own business survival as the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated many local businesses. Dr. Daniel Stegman, Dr. Nahndi Bush, Dr. Jessica Lee,,and Dr. Kinjal Patel donated free exams and glaucoma screening to promote better health in the community, while Dr. Vivian Lozano and others gave information on holistic medicine.

Media mogul John Blassingame created a stunning red carpet fashion show featuring international designs as the highlight of the event. Notable guests included Englewood, NJ Mayor Michael Wildes; Jeff Carter from the NAACP; and Carol Rauscher from the NJ Department of Commerce. The four-hour event featured music, delicious food, and the networking so many have missed during the global pandemic.

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