EUGENE, Ore. — Local businesswomen strutted their stuff on the runway while raising money to help babies.
“Somewhere around $26,000 was raised, and I tip my hat to you ladies,” said Kirsten Tu.
Tu says March of Dimes helped her tremendously when her son was born premature.
Fourteen women hit the catwalk at Kendall Toyota modeling three different outfits, but these woman are really model fundraisers.
Each woman raised more than $2,000 each for the for the first annual March of Dimes High Heels for High Hopes Campaign.
Kristen Tu says she doesn’t know where she would have been without March of Dimes. “The experience in itself is very scary,” she explained. “The unknown is very scary, and so knowing that there are community members out there fundraising and supporting March of Dimes, it’s very heartwarming.”
The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing premature birth and death.