August cover star and Best Dressed Ball honoree Emily Cassidy. Photos by Jeannie Frey Rhodes.

Our August cover story highlights the fashionable honorees of this year’s Best Dressed Ball

It’s almost time for the 56th annual Baton Rouge Best Dressed Ball. The stylish event benefiting the American Cancer Society has become one of Baton Rouge’s biggest fundraisers. Every year, we look forward to seeing the Best Dressed honorees show up and show out in their favorite fits all while raising funds and awareness for local and national cancer initiatives.

But before each of the 20 honorees takes to the runway at the Raising Cane’s River Center on August 12, we’re filling everyone in on not just their fashion inspirations, but also their cancer inspirations. In this month’s cover story, you’ll learn the real stories that have motivated these locals to get involved in a big way.

Read the full cover story here, or pick up a copy of the magazine, on newsstands now.