16 Women who beat breast cancer walked the runway at NYFW
History was made at New York Fashion Week on Sunday as sixteen women who have beaten or are battling with breast cancer came together to walk the runway.
AnaOno, a lingerie brand created by breast cancer survivor Dana Donofree, put on an inspiring runway show to highlight the strength of the women who have overcome or are still fighting the disease.
Donofree, who launched the lingerie brand for breast cancer survivors and those who are post-mastectomy in 2014, partnered up with non-profit support organisation #Cancerland to create the runway show.
In a press release shared with People, Donofree said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to show that these inspiring women walking our runway are no different than any other woman walking New York Fashion Week, or sitting in the audience or even riding the subway or walking into your neighbourhood coffee shop.”
“We want to show that whether you have been diagnosed with breast cancer or have a genetic marker, have breasts or have none, have visible scarring or even tattoos in place of nipples, it doesn’t matter. You are still empowered, strong and sexy!” she continued.
The show was hosted by actress, Mira Sorvino, who said: “I am thrilled to lend my support to this event, as it shines a light on the exuberance of the women living with metastatic breast cancer and highlights the need for greater money and resources put into finding a cure for this insidious disease, the only kind of breast cancer that kills women, 40,000 a year.”
All the money raised through tickets sales to the show will go to help breast cancer patients through #Cancerland.
Taken from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original article here.
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