A nonprofit new to the Portland launched in high style this fall. The benefit fashion show at the Mercy Corps Northwest building on SW Ankeny drew a supportive crowd. BACKBONES is providing free one-on-one support for people with spinal cord injury and their families.

The event showcased beautiful clothing and lovey models

The event showcased beautiful clothing and lovey models

The nonprofit is striving to build a peer network through telephone, in-person or web-based connections and encourage growth by the sharing of experiences and ideas. At events like the fashion show, BACKBONES creates an inviting atmosphere where people can ask questions, learn from each other in an informal setting and make lasting friendships.

The crowd enjoyed special touches

The crowd enjoyed special touches

(Photo Credit, for the September 30th event: Michael Raines, Daniel Raines and Ricky Guillen.)

Joel Amador, Heidi Schindler, Brooke Maylie, Loehn Morris, Joanna Christiansen

Joel Amador, Heidi Schindler, Brooke Maylie, Loehn Morris, Joanna Christiansen

 

Rose City Rollers selling raffle tickets and sporting sunglasses from the sponsor, Groupon

Rose City Rollers selling raffle tickets and sporting sunglasses from the sponsor, Groupon

The fashion show is the first of many events BACKBONES hopes to hold in the Portland area.

 

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