Rock N Runway benefit for Coco's Heart Dog Rescue this Saturday
Dealing with the death of a loved one can be difficult, but it can also bring about positive change. In Ashley Van Ort's case, the unexpected passing of her childhood dog Coco inspired her to take an oath to honor of her beloved canine companion.
Van Ort never forgot the promise she made as a child, and in 2009 she formed Coco's Heart Dog Rescue, a nonprofit whose sole purpose is to help dogs in need. This Saturday will provide a fun opportunity for all animal lovers to help with Van Ort's mission. Rock N Runway Fashion Show & Music Showcase will feature local bands throughout the evening, a silent auction and a fashion show featuring looks from Quince, Elodie, Anthony Vorderbruggen, and Stephanie's Boutique. Be sure not to miss the doggy fashion show planned for that evening as well.
The money raised during the benefit will be used toward upholding Van Ort's mission to rescue orphaned dogs in need and provide them with a loving environment, medical care, and simply just more time until a forever family comes along. According to the shelter's website, another of Van Ort's goals is to "offer a centre for learning and education to our community to encourage those that profess their love and dedication to animals to take a stand to educate and participate in the cause of rescue and animal health."
Rock N Runway Fashion & Music Showcase, Saturday August 4. $9 in advance, $10 doors. Silent auction 5:30pm-9pm, fashion show with dog fashion segment The event is all ages(with parents present). 7:30pm. Station 4 is located at 201 Fourth Street East in St Paul.