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Shefik Named Master of Ceremonies at Self-Advocacy Project

The fashion show fundraiser will benefit Eastern Shore Self-Advocacy Project.
Shefik Named Master of Ceremonies at Self-Advocacy Project

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Eastern Shore Self-Advocacy Project is hosting a fashion show fundraiser, featuring adaptive clothing donated by the Runway of Dreams Foundation. Runway of Dreams Foundation will be donating pieces to participating models. One of the Runway of Dreams Foundation's Dream Team Ambassadors from Maryland will be in the fashion show.

Media personality Shefik will serve as Master of Ceremonies at the event, to be held at Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, 22242 Bay Shore Road, Chestertown, Maryland 21620, on Saturday, September 16, 2017. from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Tickets can be purchased online at una1.org/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=106428, priced at $15 (or four for $40). There will be a silent auction, light refreshments, and photo ops to follow.

The event will raise money for Eastern Shore Self-Advocacy Project, which is a group of advocates with intellectual and developmental challenges, who use their voices to be heard and recognized. Self-advocacy is about speaking up for yourself, having a voice, and standing up for what you believe. All proceeds from this event will go towards their upcoming cruise to the Bahamas, with an estimated 100 guests attending, made up of advocates and their families.

Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. You can learn more about the organization at runwayofdreams.org.

Sponsors for the event include United Needs & Abilities, Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, Bay Area Center for Independent Living, Runway of Dream Foundation, DJ Willoughby, and Jamal Lawson Photography.

"I am proud to be a part of such an important event, and to lend my voice towards self-advocacy," says Shefik.

About Shefik

Shefik is an accomplished industry insider, who has appeared on MTV, SiriusXM, PBS, network television, and in print media, as well as internationally on TRT World (Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, based in Istanbul, Turkey). He has held senior-level positions at many Fortune 500 companies and celebrated brands, including IBM, NBCUniversal, MTV World, Merck, Merriam-Webster, and Wolters Kluwer. A seasoned pro in social media with a career background as a Lead Architect and Senior Web Developer, Shefik is on the cutting edge of new media. As a videographer and producer, his work has been featured in television broadcasts and video productions for TIME Magazine, The Washington Center, "Unsung" (TV One), and Broadway World. Additionally, his photography has been featured in print and online publications, such as Daily Mail (based in United Kingdom), Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Playbill, and China Press. He is currently the Executive Producer and Host of the nationally-syndicated radio show "Shefik presents Invocation", which is broadcast on 21 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States.


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About 'Shefik presents Invocation'

Aptly titled Shefik presents Invocation, the nationally-syndicated radio show is a mesmerizing and thought-provoking journey through musical discovery and appreciation that spans the decades. The show is currently broadcast on 22 terrestrial radio stations and frequencies throughout the United States. Each one-hour episode, executive-produced and hosted by media personality Shefik, highlights one relatable focal point (chosen by Shefik), along with an accompanying playlist of songs (curated by Shefik), encompassing a unique thematic concept that invigorates the audience with creative impact. Top recording artists, actors, business executives, politicians, community leaders, and other special guests are invited to offer their own commentary on the weekly topic, as a supplement to Shefik's engaging mindset. The radio show's online hub at invocation.co serves as a conduit for discussion of the show, while featuring related videos and auxiliary content. The journey continues right here and everywhere.