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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Designs and Dreams to Prevent Suicide

This Friday, students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to battle teenage suicide by attending a fashion show.

UB's Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Alliance (UB LGBTA) is partnering up with designers to put on a fashion show Friday night called Designs and Dreams.

The show will take place in the Center for the Arts' Atrium, and doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Featured are nine different designers, most of which are local, and 50 models. The fashion show will end at 10 p.m.

"Last year, [a portion of the proceeds went toward] Relay for Life, and this year, it is for the Trevor Foundation," said Judy Mai, a sophomore occupational therapy major and president of the UB LGBTA. "The Trevor Foundation is a charity dedicated to suicide prevention of LGBTQ teenagers and young adults. The money helps them get counseling and therapy. We chose Trevor Foundation because of last semester, with all the suicides there were in the LGBTQ society."

Tickets cost $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $15 for VIP access, which must be purchased in advance. All ticket purchases can be made through the CFA's box office or online at ubcfa.org.

"The VIP ticket gets you front row seating and entrance to the green room in the CFA," Mai said. "For the reception hour from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., you get food and drinks, and you get to meet and greet with the designers and the photographers and the models, too."

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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