Louisville’s most inclusive Derby fashion show features models of all shapes, sizes and abilities

One of Derby’s most inclusive fashion shows is back for another fundraising year. Down With Derby takes place Thursday, April 14 at the Kentucky Derby Museum. The event includes cocktails, food and a fashion show showcasing the latest Derby fashions from five local boutiques, Macy’s and Dillard’s. More than 40 models will parade on the catwalk. Organizer Nicole Volz said the models came in all ages, sizes and abilities. times we’d be at the grocery store and people would stare or point and don’t understand,” Volz said. “So for me, it’s a way for me to show that people with disabilities are no different than you and me. It may take them a little longer, but they have personalities and a spirit of their own. .” The event will benefit the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies this year. A nonprofit organization that provides support to the most vulnerable children in our community through life-changing therapeutic services. The Kids Center’s mission is to help children with special needs to live their best life by maximizing their abilities; regardless of the family’s ability to pay for care. Down With Derby is 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum on April 14. Tickets start at $45. You can also participate in the silent auction and donate to through your favorite model by clicking here.

One of Derby’s most inclusive fashion shows is back for another fundraising year.

Down With Derby takes place Thursday, April 14 at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

The event includes cocktails, food and a fashion show featuring the latest Derby fashions from five local boutiques, Macy’s and Dillard’s.

More than 40 models will parade on the catwalk. Organizer, Nicole Volz said the models come in all ages, sizes and abilities.

Volz launched the Down With Derby fashion show six years ago in honor of her sister, Ellie, who has Down syndrome and an immunodeficiency disorder.

“A lot of times we were at the grocery store and people were staring or pointing and not understanding,” Volz said. “So for me, it’s a way for me to show that people with disabilities are no different than you and me. It may take them a little longer, but they have personalities and a spirit of their own. .”

This year’s event will benefit the Kids Center for Pediatric Therapies.

A non-profit organization that provides support to the most vulnerable children in our community through life-changing therapeutic services.

The mission of the Kids Center is to help children with special needs live their best life by maximizing their abilities; regardless of the family’s ability to pay for care.

Down With Derby is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Derby Museum on April 14.

Tickets start at $45.

You can also participate in the silent auction and donate through your favorite model by clicking here.

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