Wine, Women, and Shoes Event for Red Devils, Inc.
Written by Alexandra Barron
Ella Pritsker Couture never stops giving back. Over the weekend we participated in a Wine, Women, and Shoes event to raise money for the Red Devils, Inc. Wine, Women, and Shoes is a fashion event that pairs wine and shoes that first started in 2004 and helps nonprofits all over the country raise money for their causes. With more than 400 events across the U.S. and Canada, Wine, Women and Shoes has raised over $58 million for their nonprofit partners. Red Devils, Inc. is a philanthropic organization that funds services to improve the quality of life for breast cancer patients and their families in Maryland.
Since they were established in 2002, they have served over 7,582 patients and have invested over $3,557,094. Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis is overwhelming, and for some it is even more so because they do not have reliable transportation for their treatments and being sick makes it very hard for them to keep up with their households. Red Devils, Inc. saves the day by providing helpful and meaningful services such as gas cards, cleaning services, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, and groceries just to name a few. “Just know that it plays on a patient’s heart when we know people are out there who care,” says Erica McCray; a recipient of Red Devils’ “horns of hope” who received her breast cancer diagnosis at only 21 years old.
Always one to want to uplift and help other women, Ella Pritsker jumped at the chance to be involved with such a beautiful cause. With two of her bright and fiery red dresses being modeled by her good friends Melissa Walker and Heidi Klotzman, she set the runway ablaze. The event was sponsored by About Faces Day Spa and another one of Ella’s colleagues; Owen Michael O’Donnell helped complete the model’s looks with his makeup artistry. The room at the Delta Hotel was buzzing with stories of strength, survival, resilience, and gratitude.
Ella Pritsker Couture continues to show that fashion is a pillar of the community and Ella Pritsker herself continues to use her talents to give back and encourage other women to reach their full potential. “When Ella dresses you, you feel like a living doll,” says Heidi Klotzman. The queen of custom couture may be small in stature but she has a huge heart and never hesitates to give her time and resources to those in need.