Online voting open for Runway for Rise fundraiser

Photo courtesy Terry Wilson The Rise of Fall team members DeEtte Phillips, Ronnie Doctor, Lvonne Wilson and Hadley Phillips looking spiffy in their trash bag bows. The team is one of several participating the in Runway for Rise fundraiser for Rise Above Violence.

By Dee McPeek | Rise Above Violence

The teams for Runway for Rise have been assembled and are having a great time envisioning their runway creations. What would you do with duct tape and a trash bag? These teams are comprised of your friends and neighbors, all willing to take their time and talent to raise funds and awareness for Rise Above Violence. You will recognize many familiar faces. 

But, even better, you can now support their efforts with your dollars. Our online voting for teams is open and ready for you to honor these creative divas with your tax-deductible donations. Each $1 equals one vote, and you can vote as many times, for as many teams, as you like. Teams will accrue points based on the dollars they raise. The team raising the most money in support of critical Rise programs will win the very first Pagosa Prada Award. 

While you are voting online for your friends, buy your tickets for our online Runway Wine Pull. Tickets are $50 per bottle. We will pick a number for you from our Runway Basket that corresponds to a disguised, numbered bottle of wine. Wines range in value from $20 to over $50 and include selections such as a Rombauer Proprietor Selection Chardonnay 2021 valued at $80. After the event, you will pick up your designated bottle(s) and take home something yummy. 

Participate in team voting and the Online Wine Pull today by visiting All donations are tax-deductible. 

Did you know all services provided by Rise are free and confidential? Join in the fun and help promote the belief that all people have the absolute right to live free from violence. 

Event questions? Call Dee McPeek at (970) 317-3224.