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Second annual SWM Runway Celebration to benefit Ophelia’s Place

Mary Ellen Clausen, founder of Ophelia's Place, walks the runway at last year's SWM Runway Celebration. This year's event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25.

Mary Ellen Clausen, founder of Ophelia's Place, walks the runway at last year's SWM Runway Celebration. This year's event will take place Wednesday, Sept. 25.

— The annual Syracuse Woman Magazine Runway Celebration will hit the downtown scene on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse.

The fashion show was created to highlight true beauty in Central New York. For every woman, there's a style and we want to celebrate it. Come and see more than 20 local ladies rock our runway in our celebration of the real woman.

Enjoy this year’s two-tiered fashion show will feature several downtown stores, food, cash bar, raffle prizes, shopping and great company, while helping raise money for Ophelia's Place, a Liverpool-based center for those battling eating disorders .

The cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by welcoming and seating at 7 p.m. The Runway Celebration starts at 7:15 p.m.

Last year’s show featured a surprise male walk-off by members of the local media. This time we won’t keep a secret — we will indeed have a walk-off with well-known men of Central New York such as CNYCentral Chief Meteorologist Wayne Mahar and defending walk-off champion Michael Benny, of CNYCentral’s CBS 5.

Pre-sale tickets are $25 and $35 at the door. They are available at the SWM Office: 2501 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, or at the Landmark Theatre Box Office.

Ophelia's Place is redefining beauty and health by empowering individuals, families and communities impacted by eating disorders, disordered eating and body dissatisfaction.

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