Hundreds of brides came to the I-wireless center to check out ideas for their weddings. But beyond the hair and gowns, was a whole lot of girl power.
Bride to be, Abegeal Chapman is getting ready for her wedding in April. So when she found out that every dollar spent would go towards helping abused women, she was thrilled.
"I didn't even know when I came here and just to find that out makes it that much better," says Abegeal Chapman, bride-to-be.
This is the first year Ducky's Formal Wear is donating all the funds to the SPECS program; a not for profit organization dedicated to empowering women.
"I just think it's appropriate that a show supported by women, funds a charity for women," says Steve Anthony, President, Ducky's Formal Wear.
The goal of SPECS is to raise awareness and give women the courage to get out of a physically or emotionally abusive relationship.
That's why the bridal show's organizer was happy to support the cause.
"It's a local show and the charity is local, the money comes from the local people and stays right here in the Quad Cities," says Anthony.
And brides to be like Abegeal were generous to give.
"I've been to a couple where you don't have to pay to get in and knowing that 10 dollars to get in here and it's all going to a great cause is awesome," says Chapman.
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