To make a memorable evening even more special, Eddie Hedges will be joined by Eliot Sloan for the 7th Annual Fashion for the Cure benefit on Wednesday night, March 20 at Sycamore High School, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
ProKids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for abused and neglected children in foster care, will be the beneficiary of Sycamore High School’s 7 th Annual Fashion for the Cure. The fundraiser, to be held at Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Road, Cincinnati, Ohio, will include a silent auction, a fashion show, and a speech from former foster child, Keyasha Spikes.
According to officials, the fashion show is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Guests will also have an opportunity to show their support with a basket raffle that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Hedges and Sloan will also perform several of Blessid Union of Souls signature songs, “I Believe” and “Hey Leonardo” (She Likes Me for Me) at the event.
“I always love coming home and I’m honored to be joined by Eliot to show our support for ProKids. It’s going to be a great night,” Hedges said. “I look forward to meeting Keyasha and I hope everyone can join us.”
Fashion for the Cure is an annual student-run, charity fashion show that is held at Sycamore High School. Each year, members of the all-student committee choose a local nonprofit organization to support and this year, ProKids (www.prokids.og) was selected.
Officials reported that in the past six years, over $75,000 has been raised for Cincinnati area charities. Organizers said the event has continued to grow every year and the fundraising efforts have dramatically increased, allowing them to help meet the needs of the selected charities.
In the past, Sycamore High School has raised money for Cancer Family Care, The Cure Starts Now, an organization dedicated to fighting pediatric brain cancer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention, and To Write Love on Her Arms.
Although Hedges now resides in Los Angeles with his family, he frequently performs in the Tri-State area when he returns home to Cincinnati. While he’s home, he will join another high school classmate, pastor Jerome Byrd for a Sunday service, on March 24th at Good News Baptist Church (at 3473 Niagara Street in Cincinnati Ohio 45251.) The service starts at 11 a.m. In addition to concerts and live appearances, Hedges has released four solo albums, Faith Like a Child, Celebrate Christmas, Sonday and Something to Believe In. For more about Eddie Hedges, visit www.eddiehedges.com, www.facebook.com/eddiehedgesmusic and www.cdbaby.com.
Sloan continues to front Blessid Union of Souls and has also released a solo effort. The band’s latest projects include The Mission Field, which contains the hits “Back From the Dead,” “Hold On,” “I Still Believe in Love” and Pray For You” as well as Hear 2 Heal, an interactive, performing arts project featuring Sloan. (www.hear2heal.net) For more information, the latest news and tour dates, visit www.blessidunionofsouls.net and www.facebook.com/blessidunion.