Fashion For A Good Cause
Mimi ON Nov 01, 2011 AT 1:54 pm
We’ve heard there’s a charity fashion show worth attending this Sunday (6th November) hosted and styled by The Very Simon G, for EDS UK (Ehlers Danlos – www.ehlers-danlos.org). All the models in the catwalk show will suffer from the disease, and are all so excited that they can be apart of something so worthwhile for the charity.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a genetic connective tissue condition characterised by skin extensibility, joint hypermobility and tissue fragility. There are six different types of EDS and they are classified according to signs and symptoms.
EDS is caused by a defect in a protein called collagen. There are more than 30 different types of collagen and it is the main building block of the body providing strength and support. Examples of areas it affects are ligaments, tendons and organs. Consequently, when the collagen itself is defective, it can produce many problems throughout the body.
The prevalence of EDS is known to affect both males and females of all races and ethnic backgrounds. The exact incidence is notknown, but is estimated at 1 in 5000, however, research is showing that it is more common.
Tickets for the show are available at www.eventelephant.com and are £25, which will include food, drink and an amazing goody bag. There will also be lots of fashion available to buy on the day.
Please show your support, it’s for a great cause!