Monday, July 30, 2012
Atlanta Event: 2012 Runway Red: Show Your Support!
"I am always moved by the support from the celebrity community," says Show Me the Way foundation executive director Tashawanya Menefee. "We have worked with new celebrities every year and we also have some that have supported us again and again. I'm just thankful that they have a heart for our foundation and the children affected by HIV/AIDS that the foundation was created to assist."
News of the upcoming celebrity kids fashion show has Atlanta buzzing after supermodel Cynthia Bailey (RHOA) hosted a model call on July 1st for additional talent to accompany the celebrity children in the show. Over three hundred children ages 5-18 came out to audition for the chance to strut alongside the offspring of some of their favorite celebrities. Menefee says she loves that the children participating are privy to an authentic production, and it has helped many of them find an inspiration to pursue modeling. "We have Runway Red alumni doing major productions and getting booked for commercials and productions in NY, etc.," she states proudly.
Celebrity confirmations continue rolling in as the Runway Red staff prepares for a major production in less than thirty days. Title sponsor Dream Kids is excited at the momentum building in the city and looking forward to being a major part of the program this year. "We are very excited to be a part of this year's production," says Charlene Bastien, Strength of Nature National Marketing Director/African Pride Dream Kids Hair Care. "The show is going to be one to remember."
The 2012 Runway Red: Wonderland Safari celebrity kids fashion show will take place at ZOO Atlanta, located at 800 Cherokee Avenue SE, Atlanta, GA 30315 on Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7pm.
About Show Me the Way Foundation:
Show Me the Way Foundation (SMTWF) is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring and positive group activities for youth infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS and other terminal health issues. Under the leadership of founder Tashawanya Menefee, the foundation's goal is to instill confidence, perseverance, leadership, and practical knowledge by uplifting spirits and providing positive guidance and advice to the youth served by our foundation. www.ShowMeTheWayFoundation.org
About Dream Kids:
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The Gerber Babies had the opportunity to ask Tashawnya Rainey Menefee a few questions!
-When did you become involved with Runway Red and Show Me The Way Foundation?
Show Me the Way Foundation was founded in 2004 by Tashawnya Rainey Menefee, where she launched Runway RED in 2006 at the Fabulous Fox Theater
-Can you tell my readers more about this wonderful production and how it will change lives?
We Feel the Safari Theme and Production for the 2012 Runway RED Show will inspire the youth and guest this year by way of wildlife. Our production is sure to take guests and the models on an overland journey to Africa where the Root of HIV/AIDS is hit the hardest. Runway RED Safari Production will surly observe animals and other wildlife while youth are strutting the Runway
- How have you contributed to this year's production?
Dream Kids (African Pride) is our official sponsor for the second year in a row.
-How has this cause touched or changed your life?
Being connected to the community and educating over 5000 youth a year about the risky sexual behaviors has given me the passion for life, to help youth be very aware about the negative impact with being sexually active.
-What are your goals for the show?
Train new aspiring models, give youth motivation to keep modeling, keep making Runway RED the best positive group activity for youth in the Metro Atlanta community.
-What has been the biggest challenge planning this year's production?
Gaining last minute sponsors to cover costs for the show
-For those not attending the show, how can we contribute to this wonderful cause?
Please log on to http://2012runwayredatl.eventbrite.com to make donations-we need your support!
-Do you believe the kids involved understand the cause behind the show?
-What do you do to help them understand the cause behind the show?
We educate parents, and our models by way of HIV/AIDS dance or skit performance production and informative information packets.
-Do you have plan for 2013's show?
Yes Show Me the Way Foundation and Runway RED will be hitting the road to Miami FL and partnering with Macy’s.
This is going to be an amazing event. Show your support for this wonderful cause!