It is now all systems go for the Born Brave benefit fashion show come 8.p.m. of 12 October at the SMX Convention Center.
The show, directed by events maven Rodney Ascalon, brings together big names in the fashion industry whose creations will be modeled by hand-picked celebrities who were chosen “not solely for the beauty”.
“Most of them are queens,” Ascalon admitted to DNX, “they have the heart and passion for this advocacy.”
By “advocacy”, he meant mental health, which is why the fashion show was organized to begin with. Born Brave is a fund-raiser for the Youth for Mental Health – Bacolod Chapter, as well as Happy Hearts Foundation.
Indeed, Born Brave is a show with a bold message for mental health warriors, especially those stung by the stigma of undergoing a mental health disorder.
It is also delivering a message that even people who seem flawless “also go through something”.
“We hope that through this event everyone else will be inspired that despite not being born beautiful, skinny, smart, they will always be born brave and that’s something they can take pride in,” he said.
The show would not be possible without the help of Bacolod representative Cong. Greg Gasataya, who last March was declared “Champion of Mental Health” for his HB 6768, now refiled as HB 573, which seeks to provide better mental health services to students in the state universities and colleges.
Born Brave’s tickets are at P500 for general admission, and P1000 for the VIP. For ticket reservations, please contact 09204192721.