Jan. 16, 2018 (Muscatine, Iowa) – Gilda’s Club will host its fourth annual Runway Red Benefit on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 2 – 4 pm at The Rendezvous (3127 Lucas Street, Muscatine, IA). The event includes a style show, light hors d’oeuvres, wine and raffle drawings.

Tickets ($25 each) are available for purchase at Cato, Sal Vitale’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria and the Hall Tree Boutique in Muscatine. Tickets may also be purchased online at gildasclubqc.org/special-events/runway-red.

They style show will feature clothing lines from Cato, The HallTree Boutique and LeChic Prom & Pageant.

Attendees at Runway Red help Gilda’s Club provide support to people with cancer and their families in the Muscatine County. Among other services, the funds raised will provide:

  • Support groups both for someone with a diagnosis and their family members.
  • A survivorship program which helps people deal with the emotional, physical, and nutritional consequences of a cancer diagnosis.
  • Educational workshops such as Coping with the Cost of Care, Side Effects of Treatments, and New Discoveries in Treatment.

The State Health Registry of Iowa projected 240 new cancer diagnoses in Muscatine County in 2017. This put Muscatine in the top 15 counties for highest projected number of new cancers in the state and, according to Susan G. Komen Quad Cities, Muscatine County has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in the state of Iowa, including a rising level of late stage diagnosis.

When cancer strikes, psychosocial support can be critical to one’s cancer journey. Gilda’s Club has been offering such programs since 2013 in the Muscatine area. For more information on how Gilda’s Club is serving the Muscatine Community, please contact Kelly Hendershot, Program Manager, at 563-326-7504 or kelly@gildasclubqc.org.

For questions or more information on the Runway Red event, contact Stevie Lorenz, Interim Development Director, at 563-326-7504 or stevie@gildasclubqc.org.

About Gilda’s Club

Free of charge, Gilda’s Club Quad Cities provides support, education and hope to all people affected by cancer.  As a Cancer Support Community affiliate, we are part of the largest employer of psychosocial oncology mental health professionals in the United States.  Our global network brings the highest quality cancer support to the millions of people touched by cancer.