Off the Rack: Striking A Pose for a Good Cause 

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The sultry voice and pumped-up beats of R&B artist Jon Bibbs powered the fierce fashion struts at the Cotton Club's Feb. 24.

The mini-spectacle, produced by Divercity Advertising, was arranged to help benefit the cause of reducing strokes in Richmond's African-American community. According to the American Stroke Association, blacks are twice as likely as whites to have a stroke, yet 47 percent of blacks in one study were unaware that race/ethnicity had a direct impact on their risk potential.

Amid the hyped energy of "Power to End Stroke," guests were asked to sign pledges to "not just survive, but thrive by making the right health choices for themselves, their families and their communities to prevent and overcome stroke."

Guests also got to see more than 25 models sporting fashions from sponsors Azzure Denim, PRO-Keds, Seecho, Imani Fashions and Nosaj Authentics.



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