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April 3, 2012 > Fashion show helps make Dreams Come True

Fashion show helps make Dreams Come True

By Angie Wang, Photo courtesy of Always Dream Foundation

Mission San Jose High School (MSJHS) hosts its annual Charity Fashion Show (CFS) April 5. This year's event, "Dreams Come True," was inspired by Olympic Gold Medalist, Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation. MSJHS alumna Kristi Yamaguchi will attend and model at the event.

All proceeds will be donated to Yamaguchi's foundation, which is dedicated to helping children achieve their dreams. "I realize that the dreams and accomplishments I have fulfilled are a direct result of my family's nurture and love. While I have been supported in the pursuit of my dreams, I realize that such opportunities do not exist for all children," Yamaguchi said.

The Charity Fashion Show was organized by MSJHS Leadership 2's Community/CFS committee, headed by Laura Conn and Mariya Waheed. Conn and Waheed worked with their committee to plan all aspects of the event, from selecting a charity or organization to support, to creating decorations for the big night. The committee found sponsors, created event programs and auditioned models and talent for the event. Entertainment at the show will include performances by singers, beat boxers, saxophonists, guitarists, pianists, poets, and dancers.

"MSJHS is filled with very talented people, with a very wide range of talents. We are lucky to have so many students who want to perform and be a part of CFS; they make this event special!" says co-chair Waheed. Over 80 students from MSJHS will participate as models for the event.

Last year, MSJHS made approximately $3,000 from ticket sales, raffles, and sponsors. The money went to Shelter Box USA, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing victims of disaster with shelter.

Tickets for this year's "Dreams Come True" benefit are $8 presale and $10 at the door; they are being sold by all of MSJHS's L2 students. If interested, please contact L2's Community/CFS committee via email at

Audience attire for the event is semi-formal. The community is welcome and encouraged to purchase tickets to attend this truly unique fundraising evening.

Charity Fashion Show "Dreams Come True"
Thursday, Apr 5
7 p.m.
Mission San Jose High School, Room C-120
41717 Palm Avenue, Fremont
(510) 657-3600

Tickets: $8 in advance/$10 at the door
Benefit for Kristi Yamaguchi's "Always Dream Foundation"

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