Fri, Sep 28


Valley Mansion by Martin's

Gala with us: Fashion Rocks Autism

Annual Fundraiser for SafeMinds. "Social good" times with our table of ones. No plus-one required.

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Gala with us:  Fashion Rocks Autism

Time & Location

Sep 28, 2018, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Valley Mansion by Martin's, 594 Cranbrook Rd, Cockeysville, MD 21030, USA

About The Event

When good causes meet good fun... that's Fashion Rocks Autism, the annual fundraiser for SafeMinds, staunch advocates and changemakers for the millions of children and adults diagnosed and living with autism. Chances are you know someone with autism or raising an autistic child. You can help and have fun doing it.

While hands-on volunteering remains a noble option, it's also admirable to rock out and enjoy yourself by coming out with Mixolo, with or without a plus-one, and supporting the mission of organizations like SafeMinds. You can go with us.

Enjoy delicious hearty bites, carving and dessert stations and two words: Open. Bar. DJ Vince Christopher will be spinning tunes during the hour-long reception. We'll enjoy live rock and roll band, High Voltage. Star-studded models from the local media, sports and fashion world, as well as people directly affected or diagnosed with autism, will rock the over-the-top runway show. Prepare to be entertained and tempted by the coveted silent and live auction items. And you’ll have a chance to see and bid on all of it. Join our “table-of-ones.” Do good and look good doing it, too.

*Note: Tickets for this event are also being sold to the general public by SafeMinds. Mixolo has arranged to re-sell tickets set aside for our members on our Mixolo ticketing platform in order to provide a shared experience for our solo guests.*


SafeMinds is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit headquartered right here in Baltimore. It has elevated the narrative on autism, an often misunderstood and controversial health matter. SafeMinds is focused on resolving the autism crisis through advocacy, education, outreach and promoting cutting-edge research to identify the environmental factors that may contribute to adverse neurological outcomes.

Beyond simply measuring the increases in diagnoses, SafeMinds is interested in preventing the development of moderate to severe autism, while giving parents and caregivers tools to help mitigate the co-occurring conditions related to autism, and the emotional difficulties related to managing and coping with autism across the lifespan. SafeMinds partners with parents of affected children, parents-to-be who wish to have the healthiest outcome for their children, those advocating for examining alternative treatments, health professionals, the scientific community, policymakers, and funders who share their desire to "find and ameliorate the non-genetic contributors to autism and champion effective treatments.”

In 2015, SafeMinds began its SafeBodies campaign by co-founding the Autism Safety Coalition (ASC), a consortium of national advocacy organizations that promotes national policies that will increase the public safety of people with autism and other developmental disabilities. This year, the ASC helped to pass a bill that will fund training for law enforcement organizations and other community organizations on preventing and addressing wandering in people with autism and other developmental disabilities.


Serving the greater Baltimore area, Valley Mansion is the newest facility among Martin's catering and event facilities. Located in burgeoning Baltimore suburb of Hunt Valley, the architecture and appointments are stunning, the chefs and cuisine recipients of numerous awards.


This is an active, not seated affair. Mixolo will have a bar area set aside and Mixolo will have reserved seats for the runway show. Check in with you name as a Mixolo guest when you arrive.

Schedule of Events

7-8 p.m.

The pre-show reception will feature heavy hors-d'oeuvres, two carving stations, desserts, and an open bar. Baltimore’s finest DJ, Vince Christopher, music will set the mood, while you bid on our silent auction and visit with exhibitors from across the Baltimore-Washington, DC region.

8-8:30 p.m.

SafeMinds stunning live auction will give you the chance to start your holiday shopping and pick up some gifts for yourself, too. It’s going to be a whirlwind of excitement you don’t want to miss.

8:30-9:30 p.m.

The fashion show and rock concert begins. Enjoy 80s and 90s music from the powerful and versatile band High Voltage, as models rock the Fashion Rocks Autism runway in designs by Baltimore’s top designers and boutiques. Models include people with autism from across the country, family members of people with autism, sports and news personalities, fashion industry leaders, Baltimore business executives, and professional models.

The participating designers and boutiques are:

A Style Studio

Christopher Schafer Clothiers

Francesca’s Atelier

Sassanova Boutique

The Little Shoebox

Tuxedo House

The QG Hunt Valley

9:30 p.m.

Trunk show with the clothiers selling the clothes you’ve seen in the show. You’ve asked for it, you’ve got it!


There will be ample free parking adjacent to this Martin's facility.


While you may cancel up to 7 days before this event, we ask that you purchase with the intent of attending. This is a significant outlay and fundraisers like these are essential to sustaining such important organizations who rely on the generosity of donors.


Photos taken may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials. Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community. Your attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.


Our events are now offered in the Mixolo mobile app available on Google Play or Apple Itunes for download.

The use of MIXCHAT, our messaging platform for connecting with members after you meet at an event is currently available only with purchases that originate in the app.

The full integration of both the web and mobile event platforms is scheduled for early 2019.





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