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Unify Against Bullying to Hold Launch Party for 2018 Fashion Show

SPRINGFIELD — Unify Against Bullying and Robert Charles Photography will host a rally on Monday, March 26 at 6 p.m. in the third-floor community room located at One Financial Plaza, 1350 Main St., Springfield.

The event is the official kickoff for the annual Unify Fashion Show, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May 15 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. The tickets to the event go on sale that evening. The show has been sold out the last four years, taking just three weeks to sell out last year.

The all-inclusive fashion show will feature male and female teen models of all sizes, shapes, styles, ethnicities, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. The students also create and participate in an anti-bullying performance. Proceeds from the event will benefit the tax-exempt organization Unify Against Bullying.

“The organization is dedicated to helping children bring an end to bullying by giving them the tools and encouragement they need,” said Ed Zemba, president and chief idea officer at Robert Charles Photography in East Longmeadow.

The Unify Fashion Show, now in its fourth year, has involved input from a number of students from local high schools. The rally will bring together the Unify Against Bullying board of directors, the Unify student board, local students, their families, and sponsors of the Fashion Show.