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My Catwalk Experience

My Catwalk Experience
Anica Diaz, '24

I decided to volunteer in Catwalk for a Cure this year! If you’re not aware, Catwalk for A Cure is a fashion show that aims to raise funds for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center. As a first time-walker, I decided to detail my experience here in WiNK. 

Going into this incredible event, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I knew that I would be doing something for a great cause, but admittedly that was it. (It would be my first time attending this type of event, too.) When I told my mom that I would be volunteering to help out by walking, she immediately bombarded me with modeling advice. Apparently she had participated in formal modeling during her college years. (Which I didn’t know about, somehow?) I doubted that I would need to be as dignified as she explained though, especially since I planned to walk out to “Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa.

Playing off of our song choice, my actual plan was to dress as salt and pepper with Jonah Bates. I would be pepper while Jonah would be salt. The process of deciding our outfits took us a while, and some of our other ideas included dressing according to the theme of hot and cold, mario and luigi, and 2010 singers. Ultimately, Salt and Pepper won out. After we had made our choice, we called to hash out the details and the plan was formed. 

To cement the idea of salt and pepper, I taped a white letter P to the back of my jacket while Jonah taped a black S to his. With this final detail out of the way, our outfits were ready and all that was left to do was wait for Friday. On the actual day of the event, we arrived along with many of the other Catwalk volunteers at 6 pm for a quick dinner. Then we discussed the structure of the event and who would be walking when. By the time the event started at 7 pm, all of the walkers were ready to go and in order. 

Jonah and I ended up being the fourth group to walk. Admittedly we were a little nervous, but knowing everyone in the crowd was a part of the Wooster Community was a huge relief. Before we knew it, it was our turn, and we walked down the runway. In the end, there was really nothing to worry about. Overall, I had a great time and enjoyed getting to participate in this unique event to raise money for an amazing cause. Although I am not a part of the Catwalk For a Cure club, I know how hard this group worked to put this event together and I wanted to congratulate them on a job well done! 


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