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Santa Barbara BCRC to host annual holiday tea, fashion show on Sunday

3 Dec 2013 7:20 PM
Santa Barbara BCRC to host annual holiday tea, fashion show on Sunday

The city of Santa Barbara may be known as one of the most scenic communities along California's coast, however, it has also gained recognition as a hotbed for contemporary clothing design. While its geographic location ensures its residents aren't faced with extreme weather conditions during winter, temperatures can dip significantly during this time of year.

Accordingly, on Sunday, Dec. 8, a seasonal celebration and exhibition of stylish wintertime fashions will be held at the Four Seasons Biltmore on Channel Drive. The exclusive event, which has been coordinated by the Breast Cancer Resource Center of Santa Barbara, will mark the sixth consecutive year that the holiday tea and fashion show has been offered - and look to raise funds for the organization. If you own property in the area, or will be visiting over the weekend, you may be remiss to pass up the chance to attend this chic and charitable social occasion. 

Event to include numerous entertainment opportunities
In addition to displaying the season's most modern designs, a list of exciting activities are planned for the afternoon, including a light lunch, silent auction and raffle. The festivities will commence promptly at noon, as guests check-in and peruse an expansive collection of unique accessories at the event's jewelry boutique. Afterward, each attendee will be offered the opportunity to participate in the raffle and silent auction, which features gift packages from a multitude of local businesses and high-end retailers.

Supporters will then be treated to a delicious light lunch, gourmet teas and delectable desserts while they view the season's latest fashions, as modeled by clients of the BCRC. The afternoon promises to be a heartwarming and uplifting affair, affording all in attendance the chance to celebrate the holiday season and further important research efforts currently underway. Raffle tickets can be bought for $5 each - or $25 for 10 - and can be put toward special prizes.

All ages are welcome to attend the event. Tickets to the event are still available, and can be purchased for $75. Proceeds from the sixth annual holiday tea and fashion show will benefit BCRC programs and services that address the needs of those dealing with breast cancer. 

Multiple levels of sponsorship available to interested donors
If you're interested in attending this stylish annual event, but wish to contribute more than just the price of admission, you can become a sponsor. Those looking to donate a financial gift to the organization can choose from four different levels of sponsorship: platinum, gold, silver and pink. As a VIP event sponsor, you and your chosen guests can enjoy viewing the fashion show from a premium runway table, and receive recognition through associated marketing and signage.

According to the Santa Barbara BCRC, platinum sponsors are defined as those who contribute $10,000 to the event, while gold donors give $5,000, silver sponsors pledge $2,500 and pink donors endow $1,500. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, call 805-569-9693, or fill out a donation form on the organization's official website.

Organization lauded for annual fundraisers, exceptional offerings
While the holiday tea and fashion show is one of the most anticipated social events, it is not the only one that BCRC oversees each year.

The non-profit organization, which provides support services and educational programs to both breast cancer patients and survivors as well as their friends, also hosts the annual Pink Polo Party every autumn. This fall gala event offers supporters the chance to sample exquisite cocktails and savory hors d'oeuvres while spectating a polo exhibition match and waltzing the night away.

Complemented by the scenic beauty Santa Barbara provided as a backdrop, these upscale occasions not only attract notable supporters of breast cancer research, but also droves of charitable socialites.