Fashion designers help raise awareness to help fight breast cancer

on Thursday,October 15,2009 19:10


October is breast cancer awareness month, and to draw attention to the austere condition a group of fashion designers and cancer survivors in Jackson, Tennessee, has held the second annual Design for a Cure competition where aspiring designers get to showcase their talents on the catwalk while raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

Part of the Runway for a cure series of fashion shows, this year''s event featured six student designed evening dresses ranging from fitted V-neck reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn to a strapless gold gown with a small train.

The event raised over $1,600 for the American Cancer Society, which is $300 more than the previous year''s competition.

"The amount of talent is unbelievable from…everyone that''s been involved the past two years," says Piper Taylor, the Chair of Design for a cure, in the Jackson Sun. "(The Success of the show) just shows how much the audience appreciates their hard work and talent."

The winning dress, the vintage, Hepburn-esque v-neck, was created with pink material to better draw attention to Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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