On September 10th, 2015, Audrey’s Rescue Angels and Slobbr, will present Rescue to Runway: Featuring Boston’s Finest at the iconic Hotel Commonwealth.
VIP – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
The VIP Reception begins at 5:30pm where you can rub elbows with the evenings models while sipping cocktails and enjoying delicious chef specialties from Eastern Standard and Select Oyster Bar. Get the first look at silent auction items and receive an exclusive VIP gift bag.
General Admission – 6:30pm – 10pm
At 6:30pm the doors to the Ballroom will open and guests will be treated to light fare, beer, wine and cocktails as well as a silent auction offering an amazing array of items such as four star hotel overnights, sports memorabilia, incredible treat and dog product offerings, dine-around packages and more.
The highlight of the evening, the runway show, accompanied by one of Boston’s in demand DJ’s, will begin at 7:00 and emceed by legendary news anchor WCVB Channel 5 , Susan Wornick. She will entertain and delight as our 20 runway models strut their stuff with an adoptable pooch by their side. Wornick will also conduct our live auction.
Our runway is truly showcasing what makes Boston great. Industry leaders from chefs, to the media, athletes, entertainers, and more will walk this runway all to help animals in need. 100% of the net profits will benefit PAWS New England, Last Hope K9 Rescue, and Schultz’s Guest House.
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About Audrey’s Rescue Angels the organizer
We were founded in 2013 to help create a more humane and sustainable world for all animals – including people – through education, advocacy, and promotion of respect and compassion. Audrey’s Rescue Angels believes in people coming together to help build a better pet community by donating their time and raising awareness for animal welfare.
MEET THE FOUNDER: BRITTANY BANG
I have always been an entrepreneur at heart. I opened my first business in the summer of 2010 called Audrey’s Pet Supply & Services with the support of my husband, Brad, and my parents Karen & Jens. Audrey’s goal was to cater to pet owners living in and around the heart of Boston with everyday items – food, treats, toys, even walks.
We were located on historic Newbury Street and within only two short years of opening, we were named one of the “Top Ten Businesses in Boston” by Boston Magazine. My time at Audrey’s was cut far too short when a real estate developer purchased the building we were in and increased our rent by an exorbitant amount. We were left with no choice but to close.
Though our customers encouraged us to opened another Audrey’s location, I began to reevaluate what really made me happy. From day one, Audrey’s tried to raise awareness for shelter pets and other animal-related causes that were near and dear to my heart.
For a small business we tried to make as big of an impact in our community as we possibly could with various fundraisers and sponsored charitable events. What I loved most about my store was having this local customer base who shared and promoted this vision of building a better pet community.
During the three years I owned Audrey’s, I learned more than most do in lifetime. With the stores closing I realized I wanted to preserve the relationships I had build. I believe in the power of small business and the idea that we can all make a big difference in our community. As Audrey Hepburn once said, “As we grow older we realize we have two hands, once for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”
I am currently the President of Bang Enterprises, LLC and look forward to growing and developing my own company. My husband, Brad, is my biggest source of strength and stability as he puts up with my crazy dreams and ideas. We have a two-year-old son, Jackson, who has inspired me to do my part to make this world a better place. We live in the Back Bay of Boston along with our boxer Kendall, two cats, Yogi and Tess, and chinchilla, Bella.