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Vintage Now returns to raise awareness for domestic violence

About 40 models helped raise awareness for domestic violence at the 5th annual Vintage Now fashion show. About 40 models helped raise awareness for domestic violence at the 5th annual Vintage Now fashion show.
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

About 40 models strutted down the catwalk on Friday evening to raise awareness for domestic violence.

It was all a part of the 5th Annual Vintage Now fashion show.

All of the proceeds from the event benefit the Safe House for women in Cape Girardeau.

Director Allison Leonard said it's events like these that bring needed attention to domestic violence.

"This has helped us bring more awareness to domestic violence, as well as build relationships with the community," Leonard said. "Because once we build those we can share with them what they can do to stop domestic violence."

Leonard said this event also shows victims of domestic violence that there's a lot of support for them.

"When you see all these women and even men here at the show and these businesses supporting our shelter and our program it means the world to these victims knowing 'okay I'm not going to be stigmatized when I ask for help or go to the safe house,"' Leonard said.

"It just makes everyone more comfortable knowing that they are supported."

More than 700 people attended the show.

This was the first year the fashion show was held at the Osage Center.

Audience members say the event has grown a lot since it first started five years ago.

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