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Sunrise condo stages Stein Mart fashion show for Women in Distress

Staff Writer

“You can not believe how gorgeous this ballroom is right now,” says Marilyn Gralnik, chairwoman of the Stein Mart fashion show Friday, Oct. 11 at Sunrise Lakes Phase 4 benefiting Women in Distress.

Gralnik went on to say that she approached the department store in Plantation for the fundraiser, “…because Stein Mart is my favorite store.”

But the reason is another matter.

“I was abused by my former husband and had nowhere to go,” she explains. “This was 35 years ago. This cause is a passion of mine. I became a child-abuse worker. I went back to school and earned my degrees. I knew that at some point in my life I had to give back. I made 350 cupcakes for this thing.”

This event is sold out but there is a waiting list. Donations are still being accepted with checks payable to Sunrise Lake Phase IV Recreation District for Women in Distress and sent to 10102 Sunrise Lakes Blvd., in Sunrise, Florida.

The event’s vendor preview starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Sunrise Lakes Phase 4 Clubhouse at 10161 N.W. 24th Place in Sunrise. To get on the waiting list for the $10 tickets, call 954-748-3230 and press 1 for English or for Spanish press 2 and then press 1 for the box office.

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