Supermodel Cindy Crawford is in town to greet fans at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Perimeter Rooms to Go store, which carries her home collection.
The address is 1201-A Hammond Dr. NE in Dunwoody, 770-804-0025. Here is the link. You can bring your camera if you like, and if you buy anything the store will donate a portion of proceeds to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
On Friday morning Crawford visited with patients at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
“I lost a brother,” said Crawford, whose brother, Jeff, died of leukemia when she was 10. “It changes you. How my mom helped us go through the grieving process was giving back. I’ve just continued that.”
Among the young people she met was Leah Brinson, 16, of Dublin. She has been at Egleston since July, receiving treatment for leukemia.
“I’ve made lots of friends here,” said Leah, who was accompanied during the visit by her parents, Robby and Susan Brinson. “It’s not that bad.”
An honorary board member of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Crawford said she draws inspiration from people going through treatment.
“We get stressed in our lives, and then you come and see the strength of these kids,” she said. “It’s not the issue, it’s how you deal with the issue, and you can see Leah is dealing with it such grace.”
The two had a brief but frank discussion, with Crawford smiling as she recalled how her brother’s hair would grow in different colors or textures during his chemo treatment.
“The type of cancer my brother died from is treatable now,” Crawford said. “There is life after cancer.”
Both Crawford and Leah looked fantastic, with the cover girl in a sparkling charcoal jacket and Leah in a cute pink and black ensemble that matched the cloth hat covering her head.
There are days, Leah said, that she doesn’t feel like glamming up. “It doesn’t always come together,” she said.
Added Crawford: “I have those days, too.”