Fashion Fundraiser for Cancer Research

Proceeds of Jody's Couture will be donated to cancer center

By Julia Bagg
|  Monday, Jan 30, 2012  |  Updated 11:44 AM EDT
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Jody's Couture was founded by Jan Gettis, who started it in honor of her sister, Jody Katz, who died of uterine cancer. Jody's Couture will be selling fashionable accessories at the Miami Beach Convention Center, and will be donating profits to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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From Gucci to Prada to Fendi to Manolo Blahnik, there's no shortage of fashionista finds at the storage site for Jody's Couture.

"We have everything," said organizer Jan Gettis.

In four months, she has collected more than 10,000 designer donations of clothing, jewelry and accessories for a discount sale to benefit women's cancer research.

The fundraiser is in honor of her late sister, Jody Katz, who died of uterine cancer three years ago.

"Fashion was her passion," Gettis explained, smiling through watery eyes. "She would love this...it gives life to something so sad."

In March 2010, Gettis made her first fundraiser foray, selling fashions and raising about $130,000 in eight hours at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

This March 25, she'll be at it again, hoping to donate $200,000 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.

To get involved, or just shop for the cause, go to jodyscoutureforcancer.com

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