Rockstar Runway is an unforgettable, runway fashion show experience for people with physical and developmental disabilities. The 3rd Annual Rockstar Runway local event followed the Red White and Boom parade on July 4 in Historic McKinney Square.
As part of the nonprofit Beautiful Lives Project, this runway event gives people with disabilities the opportunity to participate in public activities perhaps not available to them previously, due to physical or facility limitations.
"This event is fun, builds confidence, instills self-esteem, and brings communities together like never before," says BLP national communications officer Stacy Apple.
Stacy says out of 32 overall models, all were from the McKinney, Prosper and Frisco area. She adds the fashion show was supported by 47 eager volunteers.
The event was sponsored by local businesses: Nissan of McKinney and McKinney Buick GMC (new 2023 sponsor), and Legacy ER & Urgent Care (three-time sponsor). Kelly Williams Photography and DJ BEB both donated their professional services; and Historic Downtown McKinney donated use of the Performing Arts Center.
Participating boutiques included: Willow House, LY Outfitters, LoveLife Market, Marie Gregory, Little Bipsy and The Charlotte Letter.
Beautiful Lives Project [EIN#82-0840058] is a registered 501(c)(3) public charity, so donations are tax-deductible. They accept electronic donations through Venmo or PayPal. Checks can be mailed to 1315 Main St., 2nd Floor, Huntington, NY 11743.