This event on Sunday, May 20th from 1 to 4 pm is going to be awesome! It will be creative and fun and the outside of Venetucci Home in Westbrook, Connecticut will be wrapped in scenes of Paris including The Eiffel Tower, L’Arc du Triumph, Versailles, sketched in black on a pink background. This event will benefit The Get In Touch Foundation founded by Mary Ann Wasil Nilan of Milford, Connecticut, who lives everyday with cancer. Mary Ann, who is a friend, founded this organization for breast health awareness and has gotten the program into schools across the state and into more than 50 countries. It is to teach young girls about their bodies so that they might help detect any abnormalities. It is true that doctors are seeing girls as young as 12 with breast cancer. Mary Ann has quite a story and she will be here and will share it. She is an energizer bunny all the way around and is doing so much good for so many.
This will be a day of fun and shopping and learning. There will be a fashion show from the boutiques that are now at Venetucci Home and there will be two new Connecticut designers that will be debuting. One is Jimmy Johansmeyer of West Haven who is an actor and costume designer and has made a line of swing coats for Annie Mame that you can order. The label is “JJ for Annie Mame,” what till you see these!
I will also be debuting a new line of cards that might be just right for those of you who know someone with cancer, both humorous and sentimental, but all on point, they are being developed by Anna Rubino of Milford, Connecticut who did a lot of the marketing materials for The Get in Touch Foundation and my sister Carol Largent, a second grade teacher, who had cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. These are two gals who have been there done that, so see what you think about this line of cards called “Cards For Carol.”
A percentage of anything sold on this day will go to benefit The get In Touch Foundation, so if you’re out driving around along Route 1 in Westbrook on Sunday afternoon, come join us, the event is free and there will be goodies to eat.