It was my great honor to appear as both an entertainer and model for the first annual Hair To Stay on the Runway fundraiser this October, at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. A wonderful organization that allows low-income chemo patients to keep their hair during treatment, the Hair To Stay crew knows how to throw one FANTASTIC party! In addition to all the delectable food and libations, the evening featured an incredible live auction that raised over half a million dollars.
My dear friend, Dr. Laura Esserman, invited me along for the evening to join her in singing a duet from the musical Hairspray, to which she wrote chemo-specific lyrics for us to dazzle the crowd. The standing ovation was most delightful!
But the highpoint of the event was unquestionably the brilliance of David More’s sensational runway couture. I was blessed to wear three of his fabulous looks throughout the evening. The sumptuous fabrics and the genius of his draping technique are hallmarks of his clothes, and the aesthetic beauty of his designs is matched only by his magnificent heart. At every step of the process David was magnanimous, fun-loving and so generous of spirit. I was mesmerized by his love of each and every one of us who modelled for him and how that translated into the most amazing backstage comradery. Truly this was a splendid evening not soon to be forgotten!