ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The South High School Fashion Club helped raise thousands of dollars for a student fighting cancer.
On March 1, South High students and the community packed the school's auditorium for a fashion show in support of freshman Katie Elliott.
Elliott is currently being treated in the Seattle Children's Hospital for cancer and is expected to return to Anchorage in early June.
Matthew Trujillo, the co-chair of the fashion club, says the standing room-only show brought in a total of $6,721 dollars to help her family with medical expenses.
Local boutiques in the Anchorage-area lent its clothes for students to wear in the show.
Last year, the fashion club raised $2,000 for the AWAIC shelter.
On Wednesday afternoon, Katie's father and step-mother sent Channel 2 news an email expressing their gratitude and said the funds will help with frequent travel expenses and any expenses pertaining to their daughter's care.
"We would like to thank everyone who came to the fashion show and generously donated in support of Katie. It was an amazing event! The fashion club did an exceptional job providing the opportunity for the community to come out and support Katie!" Nathan and Michelle Elliott said via email.
"The event made her feel so loved and supported, and really lifted her spirits! We can't thank everyone enough."