SOURCE: Dress for Success

Dress for Success

October 01, 2010 14:38 ET

Dress for Success Pittsburgh Presents the Second Annual Women ROCK! Gala Event

Featuring Performances by Attack Theatre and the Pittsburgh Opera

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2010) -  On Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 6:00 p.m., Dress for Success Pittsburgh will host the Second Annual Women ROCK! event, a celebration of the city's talented women artists and the amazing Dress for Success women who have succeeded against the odds. The event will be held at the historic August Wilson Center for African American Culture in downtown Pittsburgh. It's the only event with Pittsburgh's amazing women artists on one stage, for one night only. This year's Women ROCK! showcases performances from the Pittsburgh Opera and Michele de la Reza of Attack Theatre. Joining them on stage are Phat Man Dee, poet Christina Springer, jazz vocalists Kenia and Gena, and Tammy Ryan's play, "DINKS," directed by Marci Woodruff.

The evening will also honor supporters who have made exceptional contributions to the organization in the past five years -- BNY Mellon, Heinz Corporate Foundation and Mary Grace Musuneggi.

Founded in 2005, Dress for Success Pittsburgh has served over 5,000 economically disadvantaged women across our region to become employed to better support themselves and their families. This year also marks Dress for Success' 5th Anniversary and celebrates the organization's exponential growth from an office in a church basement to five locations in five counties -- Allegheny, Fayette, Washington, Westmoreland and Greene. 

To mark the extraordinary efforts of this organization, City Council of Pittsburgh has declared that October 5, 2010 be "Dress for Success Day" in the City of Pittsburgh. The cornerstone programs of this vital non-profit organization are: Professional Clothing, the Professional Women's Group and the Career Center. To learn more about Dress for Success Pittsburgh, please contact Leah Shannon, CEO.

Tickets to Women Rock! may be purchased online at http://dfswomenrock.org, or directly from ProArts ticketing, http://www.proartstickets.org/events/view/612. Tickets purchased on October 5, 2010 "Dress for Success Day," will receive a $25 discount using the code DFSDAY. Proceeds from the event will benefit local women who are poised to succeed against the odds.

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