The Cafe's Inaugural Derby Hat Fashion Breakfast
Friday April 5, 2013
7 AM - 11 AM
$25 per person, 50% of the proceeds benefit Victoria's Hope Fund
The Café is hosting its Inaugural Derby Hat Fashion Breakfast on Friday, April 5, 2013. The breakfast and Derby fashion event is a fundraiser for Victoria’s Hope Fund, which benefits women with eating disorders. The benefit will be hosted at The Café from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Victoria's Hope is a fund established to support The Eating Disorders Coalition of Kentuckiana through the Norton Healthcare Foundation to help support the first comprehensive eating disorders treatment program in Kentucky.
"We are excited to have created our strategic alliance with The Eating Disorders Coalition of Kentuckiana and the Norton Healthcare Foundation," said owner, Sal Rubino. "Our hope is that Victoria's Hope Fund may in some way be the catalyst to some young women's healthier future."
Local boutiques, Revelry Boutique Gallery and The Hanger, will have an assortment of handmade dresses, fascinators, jewelry and Derby-inspired goods available for purchase during the event. The Hanger will also take custom Derby dress orders.
Tickets are $25 with half of the proceeds going to Victoria’s Hope Fund. For more information on The Café or its Inaugural Derby Hat Fashion Breakfast, visit http://www.thecafe.ws. Or go to any of the following social media channels: The Café’s Facebook or Twitter pages or check in at Foursquare, Yelp, and TripAdvisor.
About Victoria’s Hope Fund:
Victoria's Hope Fund was created in memory of Victoria Petersen who died at 27 years old after suffering from eating disorders, which began during her adolescence. Victoria worked at The Café as a hostess from April 2009 until July of 2010. She passed away August 1, 2010.
“To know her was to love her,” according to Rubino. “She loved to make people smile. In spite of the adversity she had faced throughout her life, Victoria had a very rare character trait. She had the ability to choose to be happy. Everyday she chose joy over sadness and she loved to spread joy everywhere she went. Victoria suffered from bulimia, one of the most common eating disorders. It's a terrible illness that affects millions of women… men too.” Eating disorders are serious, complex, and deadly, requiring the help of trained professionals. More than 1 in 20 people who suffer from bulimia die from the illness.
About The Café:
Consistently recognized for its unique menu of hearty breakfasts, mouth-watering pastries, satisfying sandwiches, elegant salads, hearty soups, and decadent desserts, The Café has attracted legions of loyal customers and friends since 1996.
Located on the eastern edge of downtown Louisville near Louisville Stoneware, The Café operated for 11 years at the Louisville Antique Mall in Schnitzelburg before relocating to 712 Brent Street in 2007. The Café’s inviting atmosphere and outdoor patio draws a mix of Louisville residents, visitors, people on the go and business professionals.
About the Eating Disorders Coalition of Kentuckiana:
The Eating Disorders Coalition of Kentuckiana is a statewide resource dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and the promotion of healthy body images.
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