Fashion fundraiser finds Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)-The latest in fashion trends was on display at St. Bernard's Auditorium in Jonesboro.

The fourth annual Runway for the Cure fashion show and luncheon was at it's best.

Breast cancer survivors, with the support of family and friends, modeled the latest trends for around three hundred people.

St. Bernard's Imaging Service Representative, Alicia Storey, says while this event is a lot of fun, it's more than a fashion show.

"I don't think a lot of people realize that the money they spend today, the tickets that they purchase, this money goes to Khomen, but that money comes back to cities all over Arkansas by way of grant money. And we use that grant money here at St. Bernard's and other entities across the state to provide mammography services for women who don't have insurance, so it's vital. This is a very important event."

Storey says that a lot of work goes into the event, but it's worth it.

"This runway show is really a labor of love for us. It's our passion. It's what we do everyday. We see women come through our doors and sometimes we diagnose them with cancer or they've been previously diagnosed. So, we see that everyday. We live it. We've been touched by some of our own St. Bernard's families so, it's real to us and it's personal."

Event coordinators say the fashion show also provides participants with a sense of triumph and accomplishment, "It's really empowering to them and I think it's a moment to reflect and realize what a blessing it is that they're still here and we are really celebrating that they are survivors."

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