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Fashion Show featuring Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness

The first Annual Sister 2 Sister Fashion Show will be celebrated on Saturday focusing on breast cancer awareness. According to the report, the show would be featuring breast cancer survivor Barbara Allen along with numerous other survivors, their family and friends, supporting breast cancer awareness. The event will take place in Asheville Middle School 7 p.m. onwards, featuring various latest fashion and style. The show is solely organized for benefitting the Sista 2 Sista breast cancer support group and Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement.

October, being the National Breast Cancer Awareness month, numerous events would be taking place down the week and this is one of those many events, though. Main objective behind Sister 2 Sister Fashion Show is to raise awareness of breast cancer and also the necessity and importance of early detection. Primary motive of the event would be conveying a message to breast cancer victims that they don't have to die with it, there is a beautiful life beyond this. It also says that, though getting breast cancer diagnosed is tormenting, women should not lose hopes, curtailing their life.

The event will be primarily focusing on African-American women as breast cancer is seen very commonly in them. The main reason behind this is ignorance of the disease and as a result, late detection. Moreover, they have lower five-year survival rate and they are more likely to adopt the disease at younger age and hence, the awareness program would be focusing on them. Apart from the African-American women, the disease is also seen in white women. The event will also focus on men, encouraging them to wear pink where all the men and women wearing pink would be asked to capture pictures and post it on Asheville Breast Cancer Facebook page.

WNC Medical Society and Mission Health would be sponsoring the Saturday event. Companies like Fresh Produce, New York Fashion, Belagios and ARTeries donated clothes for the show and some of the participants would be wearing private collections. Make-up and other beauty essential stuff would be provided by JC and Company Beauty Shop and Belk. People interested in attending the event would merely have pay $10 for the ticket, available at ABIPS as well as at the time of the event on Saturday.

The show would be a way of breast cancer awareness which would be involving both men as well as women in the program. Apart from this, other breast cancer awareness shows would be taking place in Haywood County and Swannanoa as well. Additionally, the 6th annual Power of the Pink race/walk for 5 kilometers will also take place the same day, 9:30 a.m. For those interested in riding, another event called cancer awareness ride, sponsored by the Smoky Mountain Harley Owners Group and Harley-Davidson of Asheville, will be held at 11 a.m. Program like 'Celebrate the Ta Tas' will also be taking place, which portrays creative approach towards breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is one of the critical health associated issues and various awareness programs need to be undertaken. The Sister 2 Sister Fashion event is one of the ways to encourage breast cancer awareness and would be motivating various survivors as well as suffering victims to live a new life with a different perspective.