(Atlanta, Georgia) – More than 300 guests attended the seventh annual Thriving Children Fashion Show and Gala on April 29th benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth. The event raised more than $103,000, with just at $66,000 directly benefiting Lost-n-Found Youth.

Hosted and produced by Steve Hightower of the Steve Hightower Hair Salon & Day Spa, with special emcee Karen Greer, Thriving Children was held in the Egyptian Ballroom at the Fox Theatre and featured special performances by the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus Panache Ensemble, Sentimental Journey Orchestra, and international Cher impersonator, Chad Michaels.

The Thriving Children Event was made possible with support from sponsors Atlantan/Jezebel, Atlanta Best Self Magazine, Members AutoChoice, Prime Power, Bosley Professional Strength, Campagnolo, Administravia, Oribe, Peel Properties, Honeycutt Creed, National Vision, Repéchage, Automotive Development Services, Mark E. Crispin M.D. P.C., Robert Sanders/Keller Williams Luxury Homes, Sentimental Journey Orchestra, Gardenology, Lee Anisman, Dr. Chip Hill Advanced Dentistry of Atlanta, Catalyst Fitness, Jane Iredale, Publix, Venegn, label.m Professional Hair Care, Salon Gloss, L’Oréal Professionnel, Q&A Events, Topaz Gallery, Jackson Bass Homes, Vantage Point South – The Skinner Law Firm, Russell Clarke – Ameriprise Financial, Darnell Construction, and All Saints’ Episcopal Church.

Fashions were provided by Boy Next Door Menswear, Catwalk Productions, Elite Pour La Vie, Nina Gleyzer, Jyl Craven Hair Design, and Tootsies. Food was provided by A and K Affairs, Bridge Catering, Cotton Calf Kitchen, D.B.A. Barbecue, Henry’s Midtown Tavern, The Pig & The Pint, Radial Cafe, Roxx Food & Spirits, SereniTEA Creamery, and Taverna Plaka.

About Lost-n-Found Youth
Lost-n-Found Youth is an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths off the street and transition them into more permanent housing. LNFY operates a 24/7 crisis hotline, a drop-in center, and shelter. For more information: http//LNFY.org

About Steve Hightower
Steve Hightower is an award-winning hair designer and is recognized as one of the finest hairdressers in Atlanta. Known for his passion and talent for hair, he has taught across the United States as a Platform Artist and National Educator. For more information: www.stevehightower.com