An “Afternoon Tea & Fashion Runway” will bring together women (and men) throughout the Los Angeles Westside to support WISE & Healthy Aging’s nonprofit mission of enhancing the independence, dignity and quality of life of the elderly. This fundraiser will be held on July 10, at the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, a historical landmark, at 1210 4th St.,in Santa Monica.

This inaugural event will celebrate the unique stories, health and beauty of area women through an upbeat and lively fashion runway show. The runway will feature models of diverse ages, ethnicities and backgrounds from the Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club and WISE & Healthy Aging. Models will be wearing the fashions from “Gioia,” a women’s clothing boutique located on Main Street, voted 2015 “Most Beloved Boutique in Santa Monica.” In addition to featuring the latest fashions, each model’s “story” (interests, hobbies, achievements, etc.) will be briefly highlighted as they walk down the runway — all examples of healthy aging.

“We invite members of the community to join us for an inspiring afternoon, and help support the elderly in our community,” said Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO of WISE & Healthy Aging.

Proceeds benefit WISE & Healthy Aging to help support the elderly and their caregivers. Individual tickets for ‘An Afternoon Tea & Fashion Runway’ are available for $45, with special sponsorship tables starting at $550. To purchase tickets or make a donation, contact Rachel Schepler at (310) 394-9871, ext. 448 or

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