A New PATH to Strut for Sobriety!
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Models walk the runway for the Strut for Sobriety Fashion Show. / PHOTOS BY DIANA CAVAGNARO
Models walk the runway for the Strut for Sobriety Fashion Show. / PHOTOS BY DIANA CAVAGNARO
A New PATH (Parents for Addiction Treatment & Healing) presented the 12th annual Strut For Sobriety! on Sept. 10 at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla, Aventine. The afternoon began with fun boutique shopping and music by “After 5.” The co-chairs for the luncheon and fashion show were Liz Crocker and Colleen Ruis Ince and the honorary chair was Dr. Florenza Krnich. The luncheon began in the ballroom with entertainment by “The IDPA Company” and “Not Applicable.” Joe Bauer, radio & TV personality, took over the microphone as guest auctioneer. Bauer’s charisma is always a great addition to the program. This year he excited the audience by auctioning off a Taylor Guitar signed by singer and songwriter Jewel.

Next up was TV personality Geni Cavitt who took the podium as mistress of ceremonies to announce the “2016 PATH to Recovery” Awards. The Honorees this year were: Little Tommy Sablan, producer of the Jeff and Jer Show on KyXy; Julia Negron, Director of PATH Florida and a steering committee member of Moms United to End the War on Drugs; Dennis Childs, Ph.D; director of African American Studies at UCSD, and this year Strut was privileged to have former professional baseball player Steve Garvey as a special guest speaker. As many know, the first baseman was nicknamed “Mr. Clean” for his wholesome image during his career. Plus, he holds the National League record for consecutive games played.

Gretchen Productions produced the entertaining fashion show. Gretchen Bergman is well-known for her choreography; she incorporates dancing and singing to produce a top-notch theatrical fashion show. Fashions for the runway were from Macy’s UTC and Fashion Valley and the evening gowns were from Mia Bella Couture. A special segment in the fashion show celebrated guest models in recovery, these guests celebrated their success with everyone by walking the runway. The range of recovery was from one year clean and sober to over 30 years, it was an inspiring moment for everyone.

For more information visit: https://anewpathsite.org/

Upcoming Events

- Friday, Sep. 30 - Runway Show Night 1 of FWSD16 at Hotel La Jolla from 6 to 9: 30 p.m. Night 2 will be Saturday Oct. 1 from 6 to 9:30 p.m., and trunk show will be at the La Valencia Hotel on Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For tickets, visit tickets.sandiego.org/e/fashion-week-san-diego-2016-runway-shows.

- Thursday, Oct. 27 - Zandra Rhodes Fashion Luncheon with International Designer Dame Zandra Rhodes in the Versailles Ballroom at the Westgate Hotel starting at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon includes a three-course luncheon created by Jeanne Jones for executive chef Fabrice Hardel. For tickets, visit tickets.sandiegouniontribune.com/e/zandrarhodesfashion.

Diana Cavagnaro is an internationally renowned Couture Milliner based in the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Learn more about our Hat Designer, Teacher & Blogger at www.DianaCavagnaro.com
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September 27, 2016
Hats off to Gretchen Productions and A New Path. Proof that you can fight to end the war on drugs and look great in the process.
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