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May 12, 2011

Celebrity fashion show raises money for Central New York Ronald McDonald House

The third annual Bella Casa Celebrity Fashion Show to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York was held Tuesday, May 3 at the Holiday Inn in Liverpool, N.Y. The fashion show featured celebrity models from local businesses, health care facilities, media outlets and other organizations.

The event raised more than $54,000 to support the ongoing operations of the Central New York Ronald McDonald House.

Pictured is Lindsey Larkin, G. Ray Bodley High School student, who modeled in this year’s fashion show. Larkin’s family stayed at the CNY Ronald McDonald House when Lindsey was hospitalized in Syracuse as a child. Larkin wore a pink dress from Spybaby Boutique to honor her friend and teammate Heather Oney, who passed away.

About Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central New York: Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY operates the 16-bedroom CNY Ronald McDonald House 24-hours a day, year-round as a “home away from home” for families whose children are hospitalized with serious illnesses or injuries. RMHC of CNY is building a new, larger Ronald McDonald House that will allow the organization to help keep even more families with seriously ill children together. For more information or to donate, visit www.cnyronaldmcdonaldhouse.org.

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