Kendall Catwalk for a Cause


300 of Central Oregon’s business leaders, community members, models, and their supporters.
Kendall’s Catwalk for a Cause brings 8 WOMEN AND 8 MEN from our business community to walk the runway. The evening will include appetizers, beer, wine, raffle, live & silent auction, and two runway looks:

• Dress for Success
• Just Wanna Have Fun… in Central Oregon!

Thursday, April 6th, 2023
Doors Open: 6:00PM
Mingle with Models: 6:30PM
Runway Show Starts: 7:15PM

Kendall Toyota of Bend
61430 S Hwy 97
Bend, OR, 97702

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We invite our community for a memorable evening benefiting Choose Joy Foundation. Choose Joy Foundation’s mission is to restore normalcy to the lives of children affected by substance abuse. Together, we can raise funds that will serve children 0-18 years old to fulfill any need based on circumstance.


Amazing facts about our show and what we do.

Complete Fashion Shows
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Fabulous Runway Trips


Wendy Jacobson
W Aesthetics & Wellness

Hello! My name is Wendy and I am the owner of W Aesthetics. My passion for artistry and science has led me to a career as an Aesthetic Nurse working in regenerative medicine.

Steve Augustyn
Silver Moon Brewing

Hi! My name is Steve and I am the General Manager at Silver Moon Brewing. I love taking opportunities that allow me to do good for our community and have fun while doing it. I couldn’t say no to Joy when she asked me to be a model for this event, so see you on the Runway!

Stacy Hughes
Budget Blinds

Hello! My name is Stacy and I am the owner of Budget Blinds. I love Choose Joy Foundation and believe in the cause, but I hope I don’t fall on my face on the runway!

Joey Capria
Hawkins Electric

Hi! My name is Joey and I am a journeyman electrician for Hawkins Electric. I happened to meet Joy out and about in Bend and she mentioned that she was looking for models to support a local fundraiser. I thought it would be a fun project to get involved with that supported a great cause.

Amy Campbell
Sunriver Realty

Hello! My name is Amy Campbell and I am a Real Estate Broker with Sunriver Realty. I am so happy to be part of this event to help grow the Choose Joy Foundation and I believe this is my opportunity to help provide some additional funding to this amazing organization. Catwalk with Kendall Cares is going to take Choose Joy to the next level and allow this foundation to help so many additional children and families.

Cash McConnell
Mercedes-Benz of Bend

Hi! My name is Cash and I am a Sales Associate at Mercedes-Benz of Bend. When asked if I would be willing to be a model, I said absolutely! I am thrilled to represent Kendall in fundraising for the kiddos, and looking forward to the event!

Kelly Baer
Guild Mortgage

Hello! My name is Kelly Baer and I am a Loan Officer for Guild Mortgage Company. Joy, founder of Choose Joy Foundation, has been talking about this event for a while and I was honored when she asked me to be a model. I am so excited to give back to the community that has given me so much, and Choose Joy is a wonderful charity that helps an under-sourced section of our community.

Blake Kaufman
Meredith Lodging

Hi! My name is Blake Kaufman and I am the Marketing Coordinator for Kaizen Asset Management. I am so thrilled I was asked to be a model and I am looking forward to connect with and do good for the community that raised me. Bend has grown significantly from when I grew up here, and I feel like Catwalk for a Cause and Choose Joy are a great way for me to help those that need a hand.

Natasha Henderson

Hello! My name is Natasha Henderson and I am the Executive Director for Saxon’s Fine Jewelers. My childhood friend, Joy, asked me if I would link arms with her once again to fundraise. When she told me about Catwalk for a Cause and Kendall Cares, I was all in. What a fun platform! Fun, fashion, and philanthropy all together!

Dr. Christopher Neary
Prime IV Hydration & Wellness

Hi! My name is Christopher Neary and I am a doctor that focuses on pain care, anti-aging, and hormone balancing. I am passionate about serving the community and am looking forward to serving it in another way through Catwalk for a Cause.

Britni Tebbs
Tebbs Training Studio

Hello! My name is Britni and I am the owner of Tebbs Training Studio, Group Fitness Instructor, and Personal Trainer. At first, I felt like modeling was a little out of my comfort zone, but I said yes because I believe in the cause and am excited to get involved in this amazing community event that benefits local kids. I believe in helping others attain their goals while enjoying the process, which is exactly what I’m going to do with this event!

Kainen Hudson
Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate

Hi! My name is Kainen and I am a Real Estate Broker for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services. When asked to be a model, I thought it was the perfect way to support a great cause and start getting connected with our incredible community.

Heather Gonzalez
The Tailored Closet / Premier Garage

Hello! My name is Heather and I am the owner of The Tailored Closet & Premier Garage. I got involved with Catwalk to support Joy, of course, although I am not looking forward to being on stage 😊 I said yes to be a part of something that supports our community and gives back to an organization that fits close to home.

Ryan Duley
Sunriver Brewing

Hi! My name is Ryan and I am the Director of Marketing at Sunriver Brewing Co. My wife asked to be part of a fundraising event via her coworker, and then I found out it involved modeling. What?!?! I am excited to be a part of this awesome event and am always trying to find ways to support our local community.

Dana Bruce
NW Home Loans

Hello! My name is Dana and I am a Loan Officer for Northwestern Home Loans. I have known Joy since we were in middle school, so of course I had to say yes to supporting Choose Joy’s fundraiser. I was a little reluctant at first because I haven’t done anything like this for a long time, but I love the cause and I know it’s to raise money and have fun.

Brian Mobley
BackYardMedia – KSJJ 102.9 & 92/9

Hello! My name is Brian Mobley and I am the Radio Programming Manager for Backyard Bend Media, formally known as Bend Radio Group. Kendall Cares is a great partner of ours and I was thrilled when asked to be a part of their incredible event, benefitting an even more incredible nonprofit.

Parker DeMara
Beaver Coach RV Sales & Service

Hi! My name is Parker and I am a Lead Walkthrough Technician at Beaver Coach RV Sales & Service. We have been partnering with Kendall on a few events, and I couldn’t say no to one that gave back to an amazing organization… and allowed me to model. I want to help the children who are affected by this issue and help fundraise to provide more resources to give back to them.


A huge thanks to all our partners helping put on this event.

Men's Wearhouse
Jack + Millie


The Choose Joy Foundation was founded on the premise that every child deserves a happy, healthy childhood. Our mission is to restore, in whatever way we can, normalcy to the lives of children affected by substance abuse.

So many people get frustrated with the addict that they forget about the children who get left behind. In Central Oregon, up to four family recovery homes open every quarter. If individuals experiencing substance abuse can get into a recovery home, their likelihood of long-term recovery increases. While in the recovery home, Choose Joy staff and volunteers support all family rehab needs while the parents focus on recovering. With the fast-paced growth of recovery homes and individuals experiencing substance abuse, the demand for support is outgrowing the resources in our community.

“Each situation is unique, and we will do our best to fulfill the needs requested. As long as we have the funding, we will never turn away a child.”
In the United States, 1 in 8 children ages 17 or younger are living in households with at least one parent who has a substance abuse disorder. Supporting Choose Joy Foundation means we can:
• Serve children ages 0-18 years old
• Be able to donate $400 – $1500/child based on needs and circumstance
• Restore normalcy & joy to a child’s life while parents are in recovery
• Help prevent the generational substance abuse cycle that exists in families