Even though she wears a uniform, Jenelle Krumlauf works to stand out among her peers at Reynoldsburg High School. Outside the classroom, the senior does so easily -- and not just because of her love of bejeweled flower pendants, dressy tops and heels.

Even though she wears a uniform, Jenelle Krumlauf works to stand out among her peers at Reynoldsburg High School. Outside the classroom, the senior does so easily -- and not just because of her love of bejeweled flower pendants, dressy tops and heels.

At 18, Krumlauf is already a seasoned philanthropist, having raised $14,000 in two years for children with cancer. And she's done it using her passion for fashion.

She cites her grandmother, who died when Krumlauf was eight, with sparking her fashion fire. But it was what caused her grandmother's death-cancer-that inspired Krumlauf to do more with her fashion prowess than simply dressing well.

While going through her grandmother's clothes, Krumlauf dreamt up the idea of putting on a fashion show to benefit kids with cancer. Now in its third year, Nellie's Catwalk for Kids-which will be held at 6 p.m. tonight, July 31, at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center-aims to double its crowd to 1,000 and raise $20,000, with runway fashions designed by Columbus College of Art & Design students. "Every year," Krumlauf said, "we try to increase everything."

Krumlauf, who was "protective" of duties during her first show, now delegates tasks to a staff of 12 friends and family during weekly meetings gearing up for the July event.

The group is also launching Nellie's Catwalk for Kids Club this fall, with events for local kids with cancer and support for their families. Half of this year's fashion show proceeds will go to the club; half will go to the American Cancer Society.

Krumlauf will attend Ohio Dominican University in the fall and sees no end to her event, which includes an hors d'oeuvres-and-cocktail hour before the show and offers plenty of loot in a silent auction. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

"It's going to keep going until I can't walk," she said, "and I'll probably pass it on to someone else."

Nellie's Catwalk for Kids is at 6 p.m. on July 31 at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center.

For more information, call 614-546-8151 or visit www.catwalk4kids.com.