Press Release: Belk and Tiki Hut Partner for “Be Inspired” Fashion Show to Benefit Susan G. Komen

CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 4, 2015 – Belk of Seneca, S.C. will host its fifth annual “Be Inspired” fashion show, featuring breast cancer survivors from the community, and brunch to benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure. The event will be held September 19 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tiki Hut Lakeside Grill.

This year’s event features an inspiring group of breast cancer survivors from the community, sharing their stories as they model Belk fashions on the catwalk. Each model is being escorted by a member of Clemson’s Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity. There will also be a line-up of guest speakers and local performers.

Tickets for the event are $10 and include a mimosa, brunch on the shores of Lake Keowee provided by the Tiki Hut and the chance to win a variety of door prizes. Participants can purchase raffle tickets for $1 each and enter to win prizes such as a boating package from Keowee Marina and Belk, various Belk kitchen appliances, a special Biltmore getaway package including a two night stay at a Hampton Inn in Asheville, Biltmore Tickets and more. All ticket proceeds will be donated to Susan G. Komen For the Cure.

“We are thrilled to be a part of an event that celebrates local breast cancer survivors and their stories,” said Belk store manager Heather Trevino. “The Oconee community has fully supported this event, from the models and guests participating in the event, to those sharing their time and talents to entertain, to the dozens of local businesses, like the Tiki Hut, that have generously contributed.”

This event is held in conjunction with Belk’s company-wide Susan G. Komen For the Cure fundraising event. In the past four years the “Be Inspired” event alone has contributed over $10,900 locally to raising breast cancer awareness and finding a cure. Belk contributed $411,854 company-wide to Susan G. Komen For the Cure in 2014.

Event and prize tickets are now being sold at the Belk store of Seneca, the Tiki Hut and by community volunteers. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Karen Howlett or Amanda Higginbotham at 864-882-2431.

About Belk, Inc.

Charlotte, N.C.-based Belk, Inc. ( is the nation's largest family owned and operated department store company with 297 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states and a growing digital presence.  Its website offers a wide assortment of national brands and private label fashion apparel, shoes and accessories for the entire family along with top name cosmetics, a wedding registry and a large selection of quality merchandise for the home. Founded in 1888 by William Henry Belk in Monroe, N.C., the company is in the third generation of Belk family leadership and has been committed to community involvement since its inception. In the fiscal year ended January 31, 2015, the company and its associates, customers and vendors donated more than $21.5 million to communities within Belk market areas.

Belk offers many ways to connect via digital and social media, including Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google Plus, and provides exclusive offers, fashion updates, sales notifications and coupons via email or mobile phone text messages. Customers can also download the latest Belk mobile apps for the iPad, iPhone or Android.

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