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Last summer, friends of the American Cancer Society gathered for an epic celebration of philanthropy and fashion. The inaugural Best Dressed Little Rock generated an impressive $230,000 for the American Cancer Society Access to Care Grants in Arkansas. In 2024, the organization has designated $1 million for research and $300,000 to Access to Care Grants for cancer treatment facilities like CARTI and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. This translates into helping make revolutionary cancer care available to all Arkansans.

For Alisha Curtis and Jeni Hill, cancer is a personal story. Alisha’s father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, and she is also experiencing her own journey. “In 2021 I went to the dermatologist who found skin cancer all over my body. Since then, I have undergone surgeries for melanoma on my arm and ear, and about 20 other skin surgeries for severe dysplastic areas.” Jeni’s husband passed away from myoepithelial sarcoma in October 2021. “His 13-month battle against this painful disease consisted of four major surgeries, 12 weeks of radiation, chemotherapy, and two months at UAMS.” She realizes the American Cancer Society as an invaluable resource that eases the strain and stress of necessary treatments. “That’s what motivates me the most.”

With an unwavering commitment to the American Cancer Society and community, these ladies will welcome guests to the most stylish event of the summer and generate critical funding for the organization. “We are bringing back high energy and high fashion,” Alisha explains. The evening will celebrate more than 20 civic + business leaders who are building a healthier future for all Arkansans. “They are driven, influential and fun – it’s going to be one big, fabulous cocktail party!” The focus of Best Dressed Little Rock remains resolute: remembering all the families affected by cancer. Jeni adds, “We are creating a memorial wall to honor loved ones as well.”

American Cancer Society South Region Senior Development Manager Sophia Ashcraft touts that it is attention to detail and a flair for the fabulous that makes this dynamic duo unstoppable. “Jeni and Alisha participated in Best Dressed Little Rock last year and have the same enthusiasm  this year. They have rallied a diverse and passionate group of honorees.” As they bring together all the elements for an unforgettable evening, Alisha and Jeni are giddy with excitement and plan to make the most of an opportunity to impress. Jeni adds, “My husband used to joke that I was ‘classy and sassy’ – but confidence is the most valuable thing you can wear!”

 

BEST DRESSED LITTLE ROCK

Friday, June 14 | Rusty Tractor Vineyards

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