By Terrica Hendrix
Next month, Kaden Peebles – a 2016 Nashville High School graduate and a cancer survivor – will tell the story of her battle over cancer in hopes to raise funds for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. To help in the fund-raising process, a benefit will be held in Mineral Springs on Saturday, May 13, beginning at 10 a.m. at The Black Pearl.
The Second Annual Arkansas Children’s Hospital Benefit Brunch and Fashion Show will feature Peebles and a brunch. The benefit brunch will also include a Fashion Show by Trendsetters of Nashville, Porter’s Lotion, and representatives from Arkansas Children’s Hospital. A silent auction will be held featuring items and services donated by businesses across Arkansas. Donations will be accepted, and all funds given are tax deductible.
All proceeds and donations will go to benefit the Oncology Unit at Arkansas Children’s Hospital to help fund life saving research and the finest medical care available.
The event will allow donors to help save lives and make miracles happen. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at Trendsetters – located at 601 N. Main St. in Nashville.
More than 130 people attended the first benefit brunch and fashion show last May at The Black Pearl.
Wendy Haddan and Gail Hearnsberger organized the show, with Haddan providing the decorations and venue. Hearnsberger solicited donations and planned the Trendsetters fashion show – which showcased fashions for men and women of all ages. Hearnsberger also provided clothes for models to wear from her salon/boutique, Trendsetters.
The show exceeded Hearnsberger’s goal of $10,000 and brought in $15,000. DeaAnn Richard was the co-host along with Peebles.
Hearnsberger said she plans to make the benefit show an annual event.