Fashion Car Gala 2016


This year’s Fashion Car Gala has been revamped with a new mission and a new production company.   The showcases are being produced by DMR productions headed by Duane Ram who has produced a long list of fashion showcases including Sacramento Fashion Week.  The events this year is benefiting “Joe238” an awareness film about organ donation.  Funds raised by the event will go to helping to offset the production cost to finish the documentary.  The film it self will raise and promote awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation.


Celebrating the 25th anniversary of her daughter receiving the gift of life through a miraculous heart transplant as an infant.  Director/Producer Colleen Stymeist-Wood makes this one of her first feature-length film in a series of stories documenting organ donation and transplantation from different perspectives.


The Documentary

A grieving father must set aside his own beliefs to honor his son’s last wish to be an organ donor. As time goes by he finds a calling and new “normal” in the reflection of his son’s lifelong legacy of service to others.

On November 26, 2000 Jess and Theresa Chairez lost their 24-year-old son, the city of Sacramento lost a well-respected police officer and the world lost an exceptional young man. Joe Chairez, badge #238, died spontaneously while on duty. Joe had it all. He was handsome, young and driven by a real passion to help those in need. Then suddenly, he was gone.

We follow Jess through his non-stop public awareness efforts and watch him shine as a beacon to donor families at the U.S. Transplant Games. Through multiple stories of grief and recovery, we see that the spirit of heroism lives on in the lives of those it has touched.

The Event

The Fashion Car Gala will take place on July 31st, 2016 at the Falls Event Center located at 8280 Elk Grove Blvd in Elk Grove, CA.  This year’s event will include a fashion show featuring Denim Spot Boutique and also showcasing designers  Maisha Bahati, Tyniece Hall, NIK Tailored and ABKE Collections.

Tickets to the Fashion Showcase on-sale through eventbrite click here


The Timeline

4PM    Exotic Car Show in the front parking lot – free and open to the public

6PM    Event center doors open for a reception for VIP ticket holders

7PM    Exclusive first look at the new Joe238 Documentary Trailer

8PM    Fashion Showcase


Model Casting

On Saturday July 9th Designers will be casting runway models to fill open slots in their lineup.  Male models need to be at-least 5’10 and Female models need to be at-least 5’7 without heels.


Become a Sponsor

Specific sponsorship opportunities are available to be a part of this mission to raise awareness and support the project.  Tax-deductible donations of any size are also welcome and are greatly appreciated. Click here for sponsorship package

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