Breast Cancer Survivors Set The Ramp On Fire At New York Fashion Week
On 16th February 2018
AnaOno, a Pennsylvanian lingerie brand collaborated with US-based charity #cancerland to make it happen. They set up a unique fashion show at the Angel Orsenzanz Foundation, New York. The models were survivors of breast cancer. These confident models set the ramp on fire.
A Unique And Inspiring Collaboration!
The show was hosted by Academy award-winning actress Mira Sorvino, who was one of the four actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment in a New Yorker article published in October 2017.
Diversity At Its Best!
Breast cancer survivors proudly showed off their mastectomy scars. All for one! The show featured women from all different backgrounds, from models to mothers, businesswomen and ballerinas.
Fighting For The Good Cause!
The funds that have been raised from this show have been donated to #CancerLand so that they can continue to help the victims of breast cancer.
Some models covered their scars with the text written on them or with glitter.
The charity organization #CancerLand shared their strong message on Facebook about this show: "We at #Cancerland believe that this year’s show will send a clear message to our worldwide audience, that those afflicted by breast cancer will not settle for anything less than a solution to this health epidemic."
Dana Donofree, the founder of AnaOno, a breast cancer survivor, said on her website:
"I began to design the first pieces out of my own necessity and desire for pretty, sexy, beautiful lingerie during a recovery period that was everything but. I made it my mission to design specifically for those who’ve had breast reconstruction, breast surgery, mastectomy, or are living with other conditions that cause pain or discomfort because I believe that comfort should not be a compromise."