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Lorina Marshall-Blake helps Career Wardrobe showcase success stories at annual fundraising event

Lorina Marshall-Blake embraces a man whose story demonstrates the importance of Career Wardrobe’s efforts to support job seekers.

Lorina Marshall-Blake, president of the Independence Blue Cross Foundation and vice president of Community Affairs for Independence Blue Cross (Independence), recently attended Hope’s Night Out, a Career Wardrobe fundraiser sponsored by Independence. Career Wardrobe is a non-profit social enterprise that serves men and women of all ages by providing professional clothing as well as educational programs to help them succeed in the workforce.

The evening included a fashion show to connect the organization’s high-profile supporters with individuals who have been supported by Career Wardrobe. Marshall-Blake walked the runway with someone who had served time in prison, and was provided a suit by Career Wardrobe for job interviews. He has since become employed, purchased a home, and advocated for prison reform in Washington, D.C.

Marshall-Blake also volunteered for the event’s silent auction, which offers attendees a chance to win an “Empower Hour” with media personalities, elected representatives, business and community leaders.