Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Join Me At A Walk In Paris To Raise Funds For Autism Research

At this year's FGI Night of Stars with designers
Andre Yabin and Luis Nazario in a custom
Binzario Couture gown made just for me!
The Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism today announces that it will host its first Fashion Show and Luncheon “A Walk in Paris” on Thursday, April 23 at The Fairmont Hotel Dallas featuring one-of-a-kind gala gowns by Binzario Couture. All proceeds will benefit The Autism Treatment Centers of Texas. During the Vintage, French-inspired fashion show, produced by Jeannette Chivvis with Chivvis Style, guests can expect to swoon over the locally designed, custom gowns by Binzario Couture modeled by some of Dallas' hottest local celebrities and charming philanthropists including Dawn Neufeld, LeeAnne Locken, Dawn Mellon, Lisa Petty, Yvonne Crum, Melissa Rountree and - me!

Attendees also have the opportunity to win a one-of-a-kind Binzario Couture gala gown of their own by entering the raffle. In addition to the gorgeous gowns, the models will be styled in jewelry by Couture Rocks Fine Jewelry and will get to enjoy hearing from special guest WFAA 8, Good Morning Texas’ Host, Carrie McClure.

“My Co-Chair Mary Bentley and I are thrilled about hosting Roundup for Autism’s first ever fashion show and luncheon,” Roundup for Autism Executive Director, Gina Marx said. “We are overwhelmed so far with the support of the DFW community and are so thankful to have Binzario Couture on board to help make this event even more special.” The fashion show and luncheon “A Walk in Paris” is a prelude to Roundup for Autism’s grand two-day fall event, the Pegasus parade and rodeo in the Fort Worth Stockyards, followed the next day by a black-tie gala, the Pegasus Ball, at the Fairmont Hotel Dallas. The fall event is slated for Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19. A pair of tickets to the Pegasus Ball is also being raffled off at the April 23 “A Walk in Paris” fashion luncheon.

Autism is the most widely diagnosed developmental disability in the nation, affecting approximately 1 in 68 children; a significant increase over the past 4 years. Autism is more common than the sum of all childhood cancers, muscular dystrophy, juvenile diabetes and cystic fibrosis combined. ATC is striving to meet the needs of these children and to give hope and inspiration to their families by expanding existing and incorporating new services. The Bobby Norris Roundup for Autism is the premier fundraising mechanism for the Autism Treatment Center (ATC). The Roundup for Autism was founded in 1988 by Bobby Norris in honor of his daughter and is one of Texas’ largest fundraisers for autism. The ATC provides services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Services include diagnostic, research, residential, educational, training, therapeutic, and occupational opportunities. For further information on the event call 972-644-2076 ext. 106. Tickets are available for purchase online at