Rockville Centre volunteers help launch Limb Kind Foundation's upcoming 'Show Your Shine' event

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Models from across the country will hit the stage at the second annual “Show Your Shine” fashion show to support the Limb Kind Foundation on Oct. 9.

In all, 24 models who have limb loss or limb differences will participate in the fundraiser event from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Gatsby at Jones Beach to fundraise for the Oceanside-based foundation. A team of volunteers from Rockville Centre helped organize the event.

Money raised will go toward future trips across the world for children who have dealt with limb loss to receive free prosthetics by a team from the foundation. Actress Zyra Gorecki, who is one of the stars in the new NBC series “La Brea,” will also participate in the show.

“As an amputee myself, I am honored to be a part of an event that will raise funds to bring kids in other countries comfortable, life-changing prosthetics,” Gorecki said, according to a news release. “Everyone deserves to stand on two good legs.”

Those taking part in the event range in age from 2 to 65 and the goal is to demonstrate that beauty comes from within.  The models come from more than a dozen states, which includes New York, Texas, Ohio, New jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and Maine.

Strict Covid-19 protocols and safety measures will be followed at the event.

The Limb Kind Foundation is a non-profit charity with a mission to improve the lives of children with limb loss both domestically and internationally by strengthening the amputee community and providing pediatric prosthetic care to all, giving the opportunity for children to walk, run, play and perform activities of daily living like any other child, regardless of financial burden or situation.

 

Compiled by Mike Smollins

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