Louisville’s most inclusive Derby fashion show features models of all shapes, sizes and abilities

One of the most inclusive Derby fashion shows is back for another year of fundraising. Down With Derby will be held on Thursday, April 14 at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The event includes cocktails, food and a fashion show featuring the latest fashions from the Derby. five boutiques, Macy’s and Dillard’s. More than 40 models parade. The organizer, Nicole Volz, said the models are of all ages, sizes and abilities. Volz started the Down With Derby fashion show six years ago in honor of her sister, Ellie, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome and immunodeficiency disorder. Sometimes we were in the supermarket and people looked or pointed and didn’t understand, “Volz said.” So, for me, it’s a way to show that people with disabilities are no different than you and me. It may take a little longer, but they have their own personality and spirit. ”The event will benefit the Children’s Center for Pediatric Therapies this year. A nonprofit that provides support to the most vulnerable children in our community. through life-changing therapeutic services. The mission of the Kids Center is to help children with special needs live their best life by maximizing their abilities; regardless of the family’s ability to pay for treatment. Down With Derby is from 6.30pm at 9:30 pm at the Kentucky Derby Museum on April 14. Tickets start at $ 45. You can also participate in the silent auction and make a donation through your favorite model by clicking here.

One of the most inclusive Derby fashion shows is back for another year of fundraising.

Down With Derby will be held on Thursday 14 April at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The event includes cocktails, food and a fashion show featuring the latest Derby fashions from five local boutiques, Macy’s and Dillard’s.

More than 40 models will parade on the catwalk. The organizer, Nicole Volz, said the models are of all ages, sizes and abilities.

Volz started the Down With Derby show six years ago in honor of her sister, Ellie, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome and immunodeficiency disorder.

“A lot of times we were in the supermarket and people were looking or pointing and they didn’t understand,” Volz said. “So, for me, it’s a way to show that people with disabilities are no different from you and me. It might take a little longer, but they have their own personality and spirit.”

The event will benefit the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies this year.

A non-profit organization that provides support to the most vulnerable children in our community through life-changing therapeutic services.

The mission of the Kids Center is to help children with special needs live their best life by maximizing their abilities; regardless of the family’s ability to pay for treatment.

Down With Derby is 6:30 pm-9:30pm at the Kentucky Derby Museum on April 14th.

Tickets start at $ 45.

You can also participate in the silent auction and make a donation via your favorite model by clicking here.

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