In her sophomore year of High School, Zoe Patterson coordinated the first Tickle Me Pink fashion show in Houston, TX. The successful show generated proceeds to benefit the Pink Ribbons Project, a non-profit organization that helps underserved women receive breast cancer screening and follow-up care throughout the Greater Houston area. In 2008, the first Tickle Me Pink Fashion show generated more than $5,000.00 for Pink Ribbons Project. In the following year Zoe spearheaded a bigger show, this time raising around $8,000. The 2010 Tickle Me Pink Fashion Show was the biggest yet, showcasing a total of 30 young designers ranging in age from 13 to 18 years old.
Zoe originally approached Pink Ribbons Project with the idea for the fashion show as a fundraising effort. They were taken with her passion, but slightly apprehensive about her young age. Zoe came back, with a complete plan and presentation and eventually persuaded Pink Ribbons that she could be trusted with such an undertaking. She exceeded all expectations.
Zoe is currently studying at The University of Texas at Austin. She is enjoying college life, but misses working with Pinks Ribbon Project. She says about the organization “I soon figured out that working with Pink Ribbons Project was the best decision I ever made. The women who work there have changed my life.” She is thinking about what charitable projects to work on next. We are sure whatever she sets out to do will be wildly successful.
For her ambition, dedication and passion at a young age Fab Savvy is proud to feature Zoe Patterson.