More than 300 women braved the forecast for snow and sleet to attend the 3rd "Fashion A Cure" Fashion Show, held on February 25th at Cherokee Town and Country Club. Many thanks to Friends members and event chairs, Cathy Allen and Cyndae Arrendale, and their dedicated committee, for planning such a beautiful show and luncheon. Julie Moran, a former Entertainment Tonight correspondent, narrated a story of "A Day in the Life of an Atlanta Woman." Models, cancer survivors, and survivors' loved ones showcased fashions covering everything from an outing to Sea Island's Beach Club to a glamorous evening at the Winship Gala. Models again this year represented those affected by cancer.
In addition to thanking everyone for their support, Dr. Walter J. Curran, Jr., Executive Director of Winship Cancer Institute, announced that Dr. Melissa Pinto would be recognized as the Fashion Scholar recipient of the funds from this year's show. Dr. Pinto developed a new avatar-based self-management program shown to significantly reduce depressive symptoms in a small group of young adults who reported those symptoms for more than two consecutive weeks. Her program will now focus on breast cancer patients.
Because of the support of the sponsors, patrons, table hosts, boutiques, models, attendees, and auction and raffle donors, we raised over $160,000 to benefit the treatment and research of cancers affecting women. We are grateful to all who helped make this year's "Fashion A Cure" Fashion Show such a tremendous success.
"Fashion A Cure" Co-Chairs
"Fasion A Cure" Committee
Mary Brittany Schmitz