Shop. Sell. Strut! 2017: I Strut for Autism
Media personality Shefik will serve as Master of Ceremonies at "Shop. Sell. Strut!", which takes place at Lake Terrace, 1690 Oak Street, Lakewood, New Jersey 08701, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at shopsellstrut.ticketspice.com/shop-sell-strut, with prices ranging from $8 to $15. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit Autism New Jersey.
"Shop. Sell. Strut!" is a fashion forward event, the most unique of its kind. It's a modern day fashion show with a twist. The event starts out with the opportunity to enjoy sips, sweets, and local entertainment, while shopping for gently worn pageant, dance, and cheer wardrobe. Then, move over to Designer and Boutique Row, for the latest runway fashions being offered, with a deep discount on event day only. Participate in the extensive silent auction. Join the pearl party fun. Watch live confectionery taste testings. Meet and greet with celebrity guests. The highlight is a couture fashion show, featuring the latest runway trends from top designers and local New Jersey boutiques.
"I am deeply honored to be selected as Master of Ceremonies at 'Shop. Sell. Strut!'," says Shefik. "According to statistics, more children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes, and cancer combined. Since April is National Autism Awareness Month, I am committed to lending my voice, to echo the mission of Autism New Jersey."
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability. Signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a "spectrum condition" that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.