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For Immediate Release

Easterseals Arkansas 2020 Fashion Event Postponed Over Concern of Coronavirus

March 12, 2020

Media Contact:
Jillian Jacuzzi

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Upon reviewing the latest recommendations from the CDC, and discussing with the Easterseals Board Chair, and other healthcare professionals, the non-profit organization made the decision to reschedule their 2020 Fashion Event. The event was to be held at the Statehouse Convention Center in the Wally Hall Ballroom Thursday, March 12th starting at 5:30pm.  

“We had considered the idea of continuing with a Facebook Live broadcast of the event, restricting the audience to just participants and families only, much like the NCAA basketball tournament is doing,” said Ron Ekstrand, CEO of Easterseals Arkansas. “However, while these steps would help mitigate the health risks, it would not maintain the integrity of the show and would not help us achieve the fundraising goals we had for the event. Thus, we decided to reschedule.” 

Easterseals Arkansas is in the process of rescheduling the event for sometime this summer. We will post updates on our Facebook page.


Easterseals Arkansas provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. Easterseals Arkansas has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 75 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals.

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