Thursday, March 1st from 7-9PM at Memorial Junior High School there will be a fashion show featuring all of the latest formal wear trends. The proceeds from this event will go to the Brandon Shima Foundation Against Bullying and the victim’s families of the Chardon High School shooting. Tickets will be sold at the door. Admission is $10 and includes a T-shirt, or $5 without a T-shirt.
Sponsors of this event include Expressions Bridal and Formal, Jenniffer & Co. Salon and Spa, Jesse Web Entertainment, American Commodore Tuxedos, and Virginia Marti College of Art and Design.
Brandon Shima was a Mentor High School Student who passed away suddenly last year. Brandon was known by his classmates and his peers to be the Protector, the one to watch over everyone and always ensure everyone was safe. To quote a message that was left by a classmate on Brandon’s Facebook Tribute Page, “Brandon would always be the one to stick up for those that usually do not get stuck up for and he would be their friend.” It was because of Brandon’s beliefs and what he stood for that inspired the foundation’s motto to Connect and Protect. The foundations idea is to get his message into the schools, raise awareness and empower students to get involved. It will help to start programs and student Connection Communities that will keep anti-bullying relevant and the idea that they as individuals can make a difference; encouraging them to come up with their own ideas and implementing them in their schools to keep themselves Connected to one another and seeing to it that they are Protecting each other along the way.
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Chardon, Brandon’s message is more important than ever. Jennifer Pealer, owner of Jenniffer & Company Salon & Spas explained, “As a community, it is our duty to reach out and help those in need. Through Brandon’s foundation programs can be implemented into schools to ensure a safe environment for our children.”
For further information, please contact Jennifer Pealer at 440-266-4247