Monday, April 08, 2013

Toyota Joins MTJ's "Catwalk For A Cause"

The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation is proud to announce that Toyota has reached a two-year agreement to serve as the exclusive presenting sponsor for the annual Catwalk for a Cause fundraiser. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, N.C. The event will be held May 15th from 6 to 9 pm at Michael Waltrip Racing in Cornelius, N.C.  

“Toyota is honored to partner with such a successful event that will benefit many families and children in need,” said Les Unger, Toyota National Motorsports Manager. “Martin and Sherry Pollex do a tremendous job of giving back to the community with the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, and this Catwalk for a Cause fundraiser in particular, and we are excited to be a part of this event.”  

The night’s pinnacle event is a New York style runway show with fashions provided by Lavendar, Avalilly’s and Fresh Boutiques, featuring the hottest designer labels for spring. 

For many, the highlight of the show is watching the Levine Children’s Hospital patients walk the Catwalk to raise money for their own cause – “The Martin Truex Jr. Special Needs Fund.” The fund was created at LCH in 2011 to provide patients and families of children being treated at Levine with assistance in paying for medically necessary services, supplies and special programs. 

“We are delighted that Toyota is our partner in this event. As we enter our fourth year, bringing in such a high profile partner like Toyota will help us continue to grow the scope and fundraising opportunities for the Foundation and our Special Needs Fund at Levine,” said Sherry Pollex, owner of Lavendar Boutique.  

The event features a couture raffle with designer apparel and a silent auction featuring diamond jewelry, sports memorabilia, vacation/spa packages and more. Back by popular demand this year is the hand-painted pottery created by the children at Levine’s. Plus, for the first time ever, NASCAR fans can participate in a live Twitter raffle during the event by donating to MTJF through the Foundation’s Twitter handle -- @MTJFoundation.  

Tickets are still available at The $75 “Fashionista” ticket includes general seating, drink and raffle ticket and a “Swag Bag.” All tickets include complimentary valet parking and gourmet food.  

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